Bartholomew Diaz, first white man in South Africa, is honoured with a cross.
Item title reads - Early navigator honoured.
Bartholomew Diaz, the first white man to set foot in South Africa 450 years ago, is honoured.
Various shots of the Cape of Good Hope with waves lapping around, oxen pull carts. The Governor General Sir Patrick Duncan walks up with other officials to unveil the new cross which replaces the one Bartholomew Diaz erected when he arrived from Portugal. They climb up to the promontory where boy scouts and girl guides serve tea. Various shots of the official party chatting. M/S of Vice Consul to the Netherlands paying tribute to Diaz. M/S of Duncan making speech. The flags of the Union and of Portugal are pulled off to reveal the cross. The camera pans across Duncan and the officials. Various shots of the cross with the sea behind.