• Short Summary

    The Queen and Prince Philip leave New Zealand and begin their tour of Australia. Colour.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Royal tour: farewell New Zealand.

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, finish their tour of New Zealand and move on to Australia.

    L/S street in Dunedin. M/S Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh riding by in car. C/U big sign 'Homage to the Royal Family'. L/S crowds cheering outside Grand Hotel, L/S of the Queen and Duke waving from balcony. Various shots of crowds. L/S cathedral with statue of Robbie Burns in front, various shots of the statue and inscription, M/S as car drives through. Various shots of the rolling countryside of South Island. L/S Queen standing under umbrella at Invernay Agricultural Research Station. Various shots as the Queen and Duke watch a small aeroplane spraying the pastures. Various shots of lovely scenery at Milford Sound and Bowen Falls. Various shots of Sir Edmund Hillary looking at the scenery, C/U of his face. L/S mountains. C/U plane wheel. L/S Tasman, the largest glacier in New Zealand. Various shots as they fly over snowy mountains.

    L/S Christchurch airport crowded with people. M/S plane taxiing in. M/S as Queen walks down steps and is greeted by Holyoake and his wife. Various lovely scenic shots of the river Avon and people sitting on the banks. Various shots of a big house with flowers in the garden. L/S street in Christchurch. M/S bus, destination: 'races'. L/S people gathered at Riccarton for race meeting. M/S fashionable group of people. M/S Queen walking past crowds. Various shots of the horses before race. L/S starting gate. L/S crowds. L/S as they race off. Various shots of the race and people watching, the Queen watches through binoculars. C/U two men cheering a horse on. M/S horses racing, 'Irrepressible' is out in front but is overtaken by Henderson on 'Moy' who wins. M/S two women getting excited. M/S horses. M/S Queen leaving stand to look at winner. L/S people in stand. M/S as Queen presents Cup to owner Mr W. M. Angus, C/U 'Moy'.

    L/S Canberra in Australia. L/S as the Queen and Duke get off the plane at Fairbairn. M/S as they are greeted by Governor General Lord De L'Isle. M/S woman holding sign reading 'Welcome to A.C.T.' M/S as Governor General's daughter Catherine Sidney shakes hands with the Queen and Duke, followed by Prime Minister Robert Menzies and his wife Dame Pattie Menzies. M/S people under umbrellas. M/S as the Queen walks around under an umbrella whilst inspecting the Guard of Honour. Various shots as she shakes hands with crew of aeroplane that flew them from Christchurch. C/U Duke smiling, they get in car. M/S crowds under umbrellas. M/S of Queen and Duke in car.

    Various shots of Canberra. L/S floodlit Parliament House at night. M/S people gathered to watch. M/S Queen in gown of white satin and emerald and diamond tiara, she walks up steps and waves. M/S's officials sat inside. Prime Minister Menzies gives three cheers, pan to Queen smiling. She gets up to make speech and wishes a happy and peaceful future for Australia. C/U Menzies. C/U as Queen sits down at the end of her speech amidst applause.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:31:00 / 01:56:33:00

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