Vast crowds welcome Alan Cobham, arriving in Melbourne, having flown from London.
Full title reads: "Air Pioneer of Empire. Unparalleled scenes of enthusiasm as Alan Cobham arrives after his 13,000 mile flight from London".
L/S of aeroplane landing. As the plane lands on a field a vast crowd runs towards it. Scene looks chaotic; some of crowd almost get caught under wing of plane as it taxis. A policeman on a white horse tried to keep control.
Intertitle reads: "Cheering, surging ... but quite unmanageable ... crowd of 150,000 swept away all 'official' reception arrangements".
Various L/Ss of surging crowd, they almost engulf aeroplane.
Intertitle reads: "A hundred hands tore the Wreath of Wattle into a thousand souvenirs after we had taken this shot ..."
M/S of wreath of foliage on propeller of aeroplane, crowd can be seen surging in background - looks almost out of control. M/S of plane being pushed along by crowd.
Intertitle reads: "... and indeed, the police and Air Force had difficult task to protect the de Havilland plane from over-eager enthusiasts".
M/S of surging crowd. M/S of plane being pushed along. A man - Cobham - stands in cockpit holding a small child. C/U of Sir Alan Cobham talking with several men.
Cuts exist - see separate record.