• Short Summary

    South Africa celebrates settlement by the English.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "S. Africa. British Anniversary".

    Grahamstown, South Africa. South Africa celebrates settlement by the English.

    GV Pan. of Grahamstown. GV Memorial service in progress in front of the Trilothan Memorial in Grahamstown. SV The Dean of Grahamstown blessing the Memorial in the background stands the State President, Mr C R Swart. CU Inscription on Memorial "To the British Settlers of 1820 To Whom South Africa Owes so Much".

    GV Still shot. Showing in 1820 settlers gathering on the beach after landing. GV Still shot. scene of Ox wagon on trek taking settlers to their allotted areas near Grahamstown.

    CU Pan. the State President Mr Swart walking away from the Trilothan Memorial after the service. GV Still shot. of old painting of Grahamstown in 1824 as seen from Fort Selwyn. GV of modern Grahamstown as it is today from Fort Selwyn. GV Ditto showing old gun in foreground. Side view. showing two old guns on the Fort. GV Still shot. of model of the Proposed "Shrine" to be erected as a Memorial to the 1820 settlers it will house many old relics of the period. Fort Selwyn and the Precinct Stone is seen in the foreground. The Tower of the Shrine will be 300 feet high.

    SV Pan. The State President Mr. Swart arriving in the area of the Precinct Stone for the unveiling ceremony. SV Crowds watching. SV State President walking up to the Memorial for the unveiling ceremony. SV Group of soldiers watching. SV The State President unveiling the Precinct Stone of the 1820 settlers Memorial on gunfire Hill. GV Ditto crowds in foreground watching. SV Crowds watching. SV The State President addressing the assembly. GV of Grahamstown.

    (Pathe Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:24:00 / 01:23:41:00

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