• Short Summary

    Royal tour of Australia continues - filmed in Technicolor.

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    This item is filmed in Technicolor.


    Several shots of the capital of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia - general view over the city, street scenes, buildings etc.

    Various shots of the royal yacht Britannia on Brisbane river, small boats and barges around the yacht. Three people on water skis past the camera and wave. Crowd gathered at shore to greet the royal guests.

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leaving the yacht and are greeted by the Governor, Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith and his wife who is closely related to the Queen.

    Queen and Duke riding in the open car through crowded streets of Brisbane, crowd cheering.

    General view of the Coolangatta Beach where the surfing carnival was to be held in Queen's honour. Various shots of the crowd, all wet and muddy, waiting to see the Queen, Some people holding umbrellas - it is raining heavily. Several shots of the Queen's car driving along the crowded road on way to the beach. People from crowd taking photographs.

    Queen and her escort walking with umbrellas along the platform towards dais. Various shots of the surfing festival on rain with Queen, Duke and dignitaries watching from dais. Various shots of young men surfing and life savers in their boats fighting with waves.

    Various scenic shots of the Snowy Mountain and Snowy river running through. Long shot of Edinburgh Cottage - Queen and Duke spent a night there. Queen and Duke leaving the cottage, children waving flags.

    Several shots of an impressive dam on the Snowy river. Queen and Duke arriving in car to see it. Plaque reading Tumut Pond Dam. Queen and Duke looking at dam and surrounding nature. Dam is still in construction, hydroelectric plant is to be finished in three years. Queen and Duke leaving in a car.

    Several shots of the dam at Guthega, power station, lake and surrounding nature. Queen and Duke wearing protective clothing, being shown around by several men.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:14:00 / 01:11:39:00

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