The New Guinea Council has its first session with International dignitaries present.
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New Guinea. The New Guinea Council has its first session with International dignitaries present.
GV Bay of Hollandia, capital of New Guinea. LS Guard of Honour standing outside Council building. MS Crowd watching MS Arrival of Mr. Nicolass Jouwb. MS arrival from Australia of Minister Mr Hasluck. LS Military band playing. LS Arrival of representatives the Dutch government, Mr Toxopeus Minister of the Interior, and Mr Bot, Secretary of New Guinea Affairs - they enter the Council building. MS Guard of honour formed by New Guinea soldiers. MS Interior as the Governor, Dr Platteel, makes his way to dais. CU New Guinea man taking off headphones. Various shots, including CUs of the proceedings as Dr Platteel addresses the Council. He assures them of the support of the Government and says he is sure a that good co-operation in the future will be possible. Various shots of delegates taking notes, as tape recording of a speech by Queen Juliana of Holland is relayed to them. Various shots of delegates, as Minister Toxopeus's voice is heard. MS Minister Toxopeus speaking. Various shots of delegates and guests listening as Minister Toxopeus speaks. MS the Governor Dr Platteel. GV Crowds assembled outside Council building Various shots as Mrs Soomers Van Haaften, leader of the Dutch Parliamentary Delegation, lays the foundation stone of the permanent building of the New Guinea Council. Various shots of festivities which took place after the inauguration of the New Guinea Council - showing bicycle race, and traditional dancing by people of New Guinea and Australian New Guinea.
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 18/04/1961.