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  • Short Summary

    The final touches are being made to the British Empire Exhibition.

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    Wembley, London.

    Title: "AUSTRALIA IS THERE! Our magnificent Commonwealth Pavilion & Exhibit at British Empire Exhibition is rapidly approaching completion".

    Panning shot of Australia Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition, workmen, delivery vans and other people rush about adding final touches to the site. High angled shot of another part of the site, piles of building material and debris wait to be cleared away.

    Panning shot of a museum interior - in the Australia pavilion? - workmen work on the displays, their debris is scattered about. Panning C/U of one man showing another a miniature model of a farm yard - presumably one of the exhibits. Various extreme C/Us of the farm model. C/U of a display under a sign reading - 'Dairy Products'. Panning shot of a large displays of tin cans. Panning shot of a life-sized model orchard, two women are seen working on the trees. C/U of the women tying fake leaves to branches.

    Panning shot of a store room filled with bundles of scrap paper and rags. M/S of a man weighing a bundle of rags on some scales. M/S of men using the scraps of paper and rags to create an enormous model made from chicken wire and papier mache. C/U of a man stuffing scraps of material into the chicken wire.

    M/S of a man pulling a tarpaulin over a wooden fishing boat. M/S of the boat, there is a sign above it that reads - 'Ceylon'. Panning shot of workmen outside one of the pavilions. M/S of the entrance to the New Zealand pavilion. M/S of men working on a large white column.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:27:00 / 01:20:09:00
    G 1078

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