• Short Summary

    Dowager Duchess of Kent receives a warm welcome in Sydney and opens Gladesville Bridge.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.

    Australian newsreel item. Title reads: "Royal Visit: Princess Marina Meets The People"

    Sydney, Australia

    Various shots, Rolls Royce draws up outside Town Hall in Sydney where crowds have gathered to see Princess Marina, the Dowager Duchess of Kent on her visit to Australia. Lord Mayor Jensen steps forward and greets her. After a presentation to her on the steps of Town Hall by the Mayor, she receives a bouquet from young girl. Various shots, Princess Marina crosses the road outside Town Hall and speaks to some of the crowds who have come to see her. Various shots, Princess Marina's motorcade drives off through crowds. Various shots, Princess Marina mingles with people at a State reception.

    Various shots, Princess Marina visiting the British Exhibition in Sydney, taking great interest in the exhibits. She is surrounded by photographers and a large crowd. An old lady asks if she would pose for a photograph and the Princess obliges.

    Various shots, traffic moving across the old bridge at Gladesville. GV The new road bridge, with the longest concrete archway in the world, and the old bridge built in 1880. MS Princess Marina performing the official ribbon cutting to declare new bridge open. Various shots, the Princess's Rolls drives to brow of bridge where she gets out to look at the view with Australian Premier, Mr Renshaw, and Highways Minister Hills. She then gets back into car and it moves off. Various shots, pedestrians crossing the bridge on its opening day. GV The Gladesville Bridge.

    Note: Date on original record: 12/10/1964. Commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:39:00 / 01:24:10:00
    UN 3954 A

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