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    THE ROYAL TOUR OF AUSTRALIA...."BRITANNIA", CARRYING QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP, STEAMED UP PORT PHILIP BAY ON FEB 23.

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    Background: THE ROYAL TOUR OF AUSTRALIA...."BRITANNIA", CARRYING QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP, STEAMED UP PORT PHILIP BAY ON FEB 23. PEOPLE LINED THE BAY FROM THE ENTRANCE RIGHT UP TO MELBOURNE - FIVE HOURS STEAMING. AS "BRITANNIA" NEARED THE CITY, MORE THAN 500 SMALL CRAFT JOINED THE WELCOMING FLOTILLA.

    AND IN THE YARRA RIVER, EVERY VINTAGE POINT WAS TAKEN, MANY OF THE CROWD IN MELBOURNE HAD BEEN WAITING FIVE HOURS FOR A GLIMPSE ROYAL COUPLE. UP RIVERS, THE CROWDS WERE THICKER - LINING BOTH BANKS - TO SEE THE GOVERNOR, SIR DALLAS BROOKS, LEAD THE VICTORIA STATE'S OFFICIAL WELCOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7RERHO0JKE4YLCFLXZOKR6Z9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7RERHO0JKE4YLCFLXZOKR6Z9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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