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  • Short Summary

    Migrants at Tilbury board the first Government Liner "Moreton Bay" bound for Australia.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Off to Australia on the first Government Liner. Cheery party of migrants embark on the "Moreton Bay" which inaugurated the new service to the Antipodes. Tilbury, Essex.

    M/S as men, women and children queue up with their possessions by the boat, M/S as their boarding passes are checked and they get on. Three cheers are given by the people on the ship and they wave their hats. M/S of a toddler and a baby sat in the lifebelt of the ship. M/S as the passengers board the ship. C/U of the captain smiling, M/S as he greets two other men. M/S as everyone waves for the camera as it pans across them. People hold banners one of which says "One King One Flag One England." C/U as they board. M/S of the babies again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    250.07
    Media URN:
    22655
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1921
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:16:00 / 01:08:11:00
    Canister:
    G 832

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