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  • Short Summary

    Sir James O'Grady unveils a war memorial in the small town of Ross in Tasmania.

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    Item title reads - Outpost of Empire. War memorial of tiny township of Ross unveiled with simple ceremony by His Excellency Sir James O'Grady, our only Socialist Governor-General. Tasmania. Australia.

    L/S as Sir James's car drives to Ross accompanied by mounted soldiers, it comes to a stop and he climbs out with a military officer. M/S of him talking to other soldiers, M/S as he inspects a line of them. One officer salutes and they shake hands. M/S of Sir James making a speech. L/S as he pulls the Union Jack off the memorial which is a statue of a soldier. L/S of the people stood around it.

    M/S as he is presented with what could be a big picture in a frame or a list of names, he hands it to someone else, M/S as he has difficulty pulling the Union Jack off the statue. M/S of a man presenting him with the frame. Various shots of people around the memorial. Various shots of Sir James sitting with officials. M/S of soldiers standing to attention while a bugler plays. M/S of Sir James watching soldiers loading a big gun. L/S of the guns lined up, the camera pans across them. M/S of Sir James arriving in his car. L/S as the camera pans across a big building. Various shots of him inspecting soldiers. M/S of soldiers loading the gun, the camera pans across them.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:17:45 to the end of the item.

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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:
    01:16:26:00 / 01:20:12:00
    G 1253

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