• Short Summary

    A group of thirty migrants, waving placards, demonstrated at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney Sept 23, as a troupe of 55 Yugoslav dancers arrived by air for a first-time tour of Australia.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney:
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    Yugoslav dancers down plane gangway
    Dancers enter airport building

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    Croat demonstrators along and standing with protest placards and banners
    Woman protester with banner 'Tito's Yugoslavia is the gaol only for the Croatian people'
    Banner- 'Long live freedom in Australia. Down Tito's Communism murder in Yugoslavia'
    Group of police officers
    Demonstrators with banners

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    Male and female Yugoslav dancers, in traditional costume, exit from building
    Accordionist plays (not heard)
    Various of man and woman as perform traditional Yugoslav dance
    Members of dance company sit and watch
    Male dancers
    Onlookers
    Yugoslav dancers link arms in semi-circle as perform dance

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    TD/JF/FH
    Background: A group of thirty migrants, waving placards, demonstrated at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney Sept 23, as a troupe of 55 Yugoslav dancers arrived by air for a first-time tour of Australia. The dancers, known as the Kolo Company, are under sponsorship of the Yugoslav Government.

    Demonstrators from Sydney's Croatian Community waved placards telling the dancers to go home. Other banners claimed oppression of the Croatian people by the Tito Government. Police guarding the entrance to the overseas terminal quickly ushered the dancers past the migrants.

    The demonstration continued outside as the dancers gave an impromptu performance for television.

    One of the demonstrators claimed hundreds of Croats had died at the hands of the Tito Government, and thousands of others were living in distress or poverty.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABGTMS6ANDZOCSILA7YUNDJIIE
    Media URN:
    VLVABGTMS6ANDZOCSILA7YUNDJIIE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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