• Short Summary

    Fijian baby contest, Trade and Industries fair, fire walking, parade and the Governor leaves.

  • Description

    Suva, Fiji.

    Australian commentary, transcript on file.

    CU. Special reversed angle shot of wheels on the undercarriage of a plane which is taxiing in. MV. Pan American Boeing taxiing in. GV. Nandi Airport building. MS. Traffic control man at busy junction in Suva. GV. Street scene in Suva. VS. Parade starts off down main street with marching children. CU Fijian girl puts and Hibiscus bloom in her hair. VS. Hibiscus laid out on table in Town Hall. VS. Fijian babies taking part in baby contest. MS. The Governor Sir Kenneth Maddocks stands at microphone and opens 1963 Trade and Industries Fair. VS. The Governor visiting Fair and looks at Australian stand. VS native dancers performing their traditional rites, the Sawau tribesmen perform their fire walking ritual, they walk barefooted on the hot coals. MS. Suva police band lead the big parade down main street. VS. Young girl on one of the floats, she is Miss Hibiscus 1963. MV. Part of crowd on awning of shop. VS. Floats parade down street. VS. Sir Kenneth Maddocks inspects the Guard of Honour on King's Wharf. VS. Sir Kenneth and Lady Maddocks board "Oriana" to sail away from Fiji for his term as Governor has come to an end. MS. Rope of the ship (the hawser) being thrown into water at wharf edge. LS. A wave from the Oriana bridge from couple. LS. Oriana starting out to sea. GV. Suva with palm tree to left of frame, could be any south sea island scene.

    (Comb. F.G.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:21:00 / 01:28:41:00
    UN 3803 D

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