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  • Short Summary

    Captain Kingsford-Smith and Mr C Ulm arrive in Australia after their flight from America in the 'Southern Cross'.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "America - Australia by Air! - Capt. Kingsford-Smith & Mr. C. Ulm, overwhelmed by huge crowds on arrival in the "Southern Cross" after 7,000 mile flight across the Pacific."

    Brisbane, Australia.

    Various shots of the 'Southern Cross' aeroplane coming into land at Eagle Farm Airdrome as people in a huge excited crowd wave. More shots of the plane in the air and landing on the airfield as people crowd around it and the two pilots. M/S of one of the pilots with a garland around his neck and a cigarette in his mouth, sitting on the shoulders of two men.

    M/Ss of the pilots making their way from the plane to a platform decorated with flags where more people wait. L/S of the huge crowd. More footage of the plane coming into land and the pilots amongst the crowds.

    Intertitle reads: "Roaring up from the south, the "Southern Cross", after having been blown 100 miles off her course, lands at Eagle Farm Airdrome, thus bringing to a victorious " (the remainder of the intertitle is held out of rack and is therefore unreadable.)
    More footage of the plane, the arrival and the pilots.

    Intertitle reads: "Official reception by His Excellency Sir Dudley de Chair and other distinguished personages."
    The pilots make their way to the platform where they speak over a microphone with Sir Dudley de Chair.

    Intertitle reads: "Gracefully gliding through the air like some giant bird, the "Southern Cross" approaches."
    Similar shots of the plane coming in to land; the pilots walking from the plane amid the excited crowd.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:02:00 / 01:19:58:00
    G 1528

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