Children from the Australian-administered trust territory of Papua and New Guinea recently paid a visit to Hollandia, capital of Dutch New Guinea.
Blackboard in Station-building Sentani airfield, with notification: 18.4.1960, Hollandia, arrival: 12,35 hrs. Departure:
Chartered Kroonduif-dakota arrives.
Stepping out of plane: Mr. F. Barron (Education Officer of Wewak) and Mrs. S. Hawthorn (leader Convent Boarding School).
Papuan boys stepping cut of plane.
Papuan boys entering station-building.
Novices of Holy Ghost-order at airplane.
Novices of Holy Ghost-order enter Station-building.
Novices of Holy Ghost-order stepping into waiting Government bus.
Australian and Dutch flags on quay-side where welcome-ceremony will take place.
Side view of "Marova", a cargo-boat which brought a part of the TPNG-participants to Hollandia.
Boat's name: "Marova" on bow.
Front view of "Rounafalls", a trawler which brought a part of the TPNG-participants to Hollandia.
Trawler's name: "Rounafalls" on bow.
Band of Papuan flute-players marching towards quay-side.
Papuan pupils of Public Technical School (Dutch).)
Papuan girls, pupils of Prot.PMS-type of Junior High School (Dutch).
Papuan boys, natives of TPNG, who get their training at the Dutch Nautical School in Hollandia.
Papuan flute-players (Dutch).
Close up of Papuan drummer with flute-players (Dutch).
Dutch children looking on.
Islands in Hollandia-harbour with Papuan onlookers in the foreground.
Dutch girl and Papuan girl, both pupils of Mulo-type of Junior High School.
Papuans of Police Training School (Dutch) move towards their place in the line-up.
District Officer of Hollandia, R. Stephan, and wife arrive.
Photographer on gate.
Australian Liaison Officer, F.A. Bensted, and wife arrive.
Group flown in per Kroonduif-dakota arrive per bus.
Same group, Papuan boys and novices, walk towards ceremony place.
Papuan novices of Holy Ghost-order walking, rosaries dangling from their skirts.
View on quay-side.
TPNG-boyscouts being inspected by their leader.
District Officer of Hollandia extends a hearty welcome to the participating schools.
From left to right: H.A. Aarsse (Dutch Physical Education Officer), F.A. Bensted (Australian Liaison Officer), R. (Stephan District Officer of Hollandia).
Australian delegation listening.
Group-leaders (Dutch pupils) listening.
District Officer saluting flags while band of (NNG) Papuan flute-players play "God save the King".
Flute-players just ending "God save the King".
District Officer of Hollandia shaking hands with Education Officer of Wewak.
Australian Liaison Officer meets TPNG-Teaching Staff.
White nun of Holy Ghost order from Wewak.
Papuan novices of the same order.
Teaching Staffs confering.
The ceremony ended, band of Papuan flute-players marching off.
NNG-boyscouts marching off.
Australian and Dutch flags.
"Let our spirit be sound and friendly and let our examples in this sportevent be a topic during these days", they said, ending with the words: "Have a good time, be a good sport".
Said the District Officer of Hollandia: "I do hope that the contact between pupils of schools in the Australian and the Netherlands Territory will develop into a good and sound tradition".
Both the Australian and Dutch Administrative Officers considered this a very important meeting, remembering the words of Dr. J.T. Gunther, Assistant Administrator of TPNG, spoken in February this year:
"What we have got to work for - and work for hard - is to have the people "say to us, when the time comes: We are thankful for what you have done; "thankful for the heavy burden of financial assistance that the "Australian people so readily bore; thankful for the lead you have given "to the development of our economy; and we thank you sincerely for those "of your forbears who laid down their lives to drive a common enemy from "our soil. Our thanks is such that we recognise your rights to stay "amongst us as partners when we control our own destiny, and we certainly "recognise your right to retain your assets.
This film-report exclusive for Visnews.
Used film-material: Kodak Plus-X negative, one roll.
Please mount shot 11 before shot 10.
Shot 55 probably on trailer.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Children from the Australian-administered trust territory of Papua and New Guinea recently paid a visit to Hollandia, capital of Dutch New Guinea.
Ninety-four children, looked after by their teachers, took part in the visit, which lasted from 18th to 23rd April and financially sponsored by the Australian administration, Roman Catholic and Protestant Missions, sports clubs and by Dutch school children who were the hosts and contributed from their savings.
Some of the Australian children arrived by air, others by sea in a small coastal steamer and a trawler. Most of them came from the Wewak district of the Australian-administered territory.