Colour coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.
Full title reads: "Empire And Commonwealth Games - Technicolor"
Various shots around Perth. The city is decorated for the games.
GV Runners from the Adelaide Harriers arriving at the New Town Hall. Various shots as the runner hands over messages of good will to Lord Mayor, Sir Harry Howard.
VS of entrance to games village. SV Don Oliver, weight lifter from New Zealand signs autographs. As do Dilbagh Singhkler, a steeplechaser from North Borneo, Edwin Roberts, a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago, Mike Lindsay a shot putter from Scotland.
Members of the Welsh team relax playing cards outside. VS of members of the English team on beach. Some like Roy Fowler and David Jones sunbathe while others like Derek Ibbotson and Mike Fleet lark about and play in the sea. They play leapfrog.
VS of crowds in Perry Lakes Stadium. Mr Robert Menzies, Australian Prime Minister arrives. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrives for the Opening Ceremony. He inspects the Guard of Honour. Fly past of bombers and fighters.
Various shots of the teams of competitors parading around the stadium. The Flag of the Games is paraded and pigeons are released.
Shots of swimming and diving practice from Beatty Park. Competitors include Louis Campbell of Scotland, Patsy Plowman from Australia, Grahame Deuble from Australia, Diana Robinson, Lorraine Macarthy, Brian Phelps.
VS of people enjoying the beach. Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.