• Short Summary

    British evacuees arrive in Australia and give interviews on their first impressions.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Child Evacuees in Australia (First Pictures)".

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Various shots of crowds of British children on deck of a Polish liner arriving in port. Nice shots of the kids waving. Various shots of children coming down gangplank.

    M/S of children riding elephant in the zoo. M/S of monkey in costume riding a performing horse - show at zoo. Various shots of children watching the show.

    C/U of two little girls sitting in front of a microphone. One of the little girls tells us how glad she is to be in Australia, how much she likes the sunshine but it is "rather different from where we come from". C/U of little boy with northern accent, he is holding his asthma respirator, tells us he doesn't think he'll need it anymore but he'll keep it as a souvenir.

    More shots of children coming down gangplank of ship. C/U of boy wearing tin hat and carrying a suit case, he gives the thumbs up sign to the camera. Various shots kids petting rabbit at zoo. Various shots girls sitting on steps to house, reading and writing. Panning C/U of group of little boys - as the camera passes them each one says where he comes from: Sterling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Yorkshire, Liverpool and London.

    Various shots of the children playing on a beautiful beach.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:08:00 / 01:58:39:00

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