Various shots of political representatives of the Federation of Rhodesia, Britain and South Africa at the swearing-in ceremony for the Chief Justice and Judges of the new Federal Supreme Court.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Salisbury, Zimbabwe / Rhodesia
Mounted escort, pan to Governor General (Lord Llewellin) arriving for the swearing in of the Chief Justice and Judges of the new Federal Supreme Court. He gets out and enters building. Lord High Chancellor of Britain (Lord Kilmuir) entering building. Mounted escort.
MS High shot, interior chamber, procession of Judges entering. MS Other procession, including Lord High Chancellor of Britain. MS Governor General in procession. CU Governor General speaking, Lord High Chancellor and Mr Swart (South African Minister of Justice) can be seen. MS Gallery seating members of Diplomatic Corps. and Consulates. MS Looking down on important people including Lord Malvern (Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia) and Mr Garfield Todd (Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia). CU Swearing in of Sir Robert Tredgold, Chief Justice of Federation, handling Bible. LS Swearing in of Sir Arthur Lewey (ex-chief Justice of Northern Rhodesia). LS From above, swearing in of Mr Clayden. MS Heads of Lord Malvern and Mr Todd. MS Audience. LS Governor General signing. LS Members of Diplomatic Corps and Consulates, etc. LS Lord High Chancellor, Lord Kilmuir, speaking. LS South African Minister of Justice Swart speaking .
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 01/07/1955.