Tour of what the Fiji islands have to offer, markets, sugar cane fields, native villages.
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LS. Plane flying along - over sea. LS. Aerial shot of breakers in a line of spray over submerged coral reef. LS. Elevated shot of one of the Coral islands on the Fiji group. LS. Elevated another island. LS. Elevated shot Naselei beach. LS. GV. The island of Viti Levu, the largest.island in the group. Aerial View. MS. The plane from Australia touching down. MS. The landing plank being wheeled into position L.S. People alighting from 'plane LS. General view of the 'Grand Pacific' hotel MS. People walking over bridge. LS. Two native walking along colonnade of building. SCU. Native policeman on traffic duty. LS. Elevated shot of side modern street MS. Native market.SCU. Native woman street vendor. SCU. Native women street vendor selling bunch of fruit. MS. Blind beggar tapping his way along street. MS. Indian mother and child on kerb. LS. Tracking shot along toad out of Suva town. LS. Pan of pineapple plantation. Ms. Pineapple plant showing pineapples. MS. Woman picking pineapples. SCU. Three European children eating pineapples CU. Three European children eating pineapples. LS. Through palm trees of sugar plantation (2 shots) L.S. Pan over sugar plantation. MS. Indian workers hacking down the canes. MS. Indian loading canes onto trucks. LS. Train pulling trucks laden with canes leaving to the mills. LS. A convoy of barges carrying sugar canes to mills. MS. A convoy of barges carrying sugar canes to mills. MS. Travel shot from boat travelling up river (Wainamboos) MS. The banks taken from the river showing natives watching boat pass. LS. Elevated shot of native village of grass thatched huts called bures. MS. White woman welfare officer sitting amid group of native children outside grass hut. M.S. Woman's hands open small native boy's mouth to inspect his teeth. CU. Head shot of native boy smiling. SCU. Native baby in mother's arms crying. M.S. Group of native children waving from bank. MS travel along with children running on bank beside boat. LS. The residence of the British governor. LS. Native police band parading in ground of residence for the lowering of colours at sunset. LS. Police parading led by ban. MS. Police parading SCU. The Union Jack flying. MS. The Union Jack flying. pan down to police grouped at foot of pole preparing to lower it. M.S. Police at foot of flag pole present arms and as bugle plays one start to lower the flag. SCU. Two police bugler playing. Ms. Police grouped at foot of pole while on lowers flag. MS. the flag being lowered. MS. The flag is brought to earth. LS. Elevated view of a sandy beach. MS. Through palms of surf breaking over beach. M.S. Shots of coast and palms.( 2 shots)
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