• Short Summary

    Pageant re-enacts 1835 sale of 60,000 acres that was developed into Melbourne. Australia.

  • Description

    Melbourne looks back. Australia.

    L/S of skyline of Melbourne. L/S of city showing skyscrapers in foreground and traffic moving along busy streets. M/S of man dressed as John Batman with followers. Crowd watching camera pans along line of people following carrying various things. M/S of Aboriginal chiefs arriving. C/U crowd watching. M/S of Aboriginal chiefs laying down spears ready to discuss treaty with John Batman camera pans across to show John Batman.

    M/S John Batman and Aboriginal chief shaking hands. C/U John Batman and Aboriginal chief looking at document. M/S John Batman with two chiefs with bags of flour piled on a log the two chiefs throw a skin over John Batman's shoulder. C/U children watching. M/S of Aboriginals dancing. C/U of one of them in centre of ring doing a dance surrounded by the others who are also dancing. L/S top shot showing tops of buildings and busy streets camera pans up to show skyline. L/S of Melbourne looking across river.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1730.20
    Media URN:
    53689
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:33:06:00
    Canister:
    61/55

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