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