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  • Short Summary

    An aeroplane is presented to Australia.

  • Description

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Aeroplane presented to Australia at an outdoor rally. Opens with shot of well-dressed people coming down steps with white railing; balcony above - looks like seating at some sports place. One woman carries Australian flag.

    Shot of front of aeroplane - propeller - with some people posing; an official with suit; bowler hat and chain stands in front of plane; and a lady and other men stand at side.

    The aeroplane has a little bag tied on to the front; the lady hits the bag with a hammer breaking the champagne bottle and christening the plane. MS large crowd cheering; waving hats; etc. Another shot of the officials; panning to left.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1876.44
    Media URN:
    72151
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:15:00 / 01:39:51:00
    Canister:
    ON 051 J

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