• Short Summary

    Royal tour of Australia - latest report from Melbourne.

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    Melbourne, Australia.

    Several top shots of Melbourne, Australia. Several street scenes in Melbourne. Crowd and dignitaries gathered at the river Yarra to greet Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Queen and Duke leaving a barge and are greeted by the Governor of Victoria and other dignitaries. Several shots of the streets of Melbourne.

    Various shots of the Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne - crowd, fashionable women, man cleaning bits from the turf before the race, crowded stands, men looking through binoculars. Queen and Duke arriving in car. They leave car and are greeted by the Chief Stuart and escorted to their box. More shots of the men and women at racecourse. Start of the race, horses start running. Various shots of the race and Queen and Prince Philip watching. The winner is Aladdin's Lamp. Several shots of the horses in the enclosure. The Queen presents the trophy to Mrs Mary Thompson, wife of a golfer Peter Thompson who owns the horse along with his golfing colleagues Kel Nagle and Von Needa.

    Various shots of the mass crowd on the streets cheering the Queen and Duke who move slowly through streets in open car. They wave from the back seat. The street party is not exclusively related to the Queen's visit but the celebration of the Moomba Festival as well. It is an old Aboriginal festival of 'Happy Days'.

    Queen and Duke take their places outside Town Hall to watch the festival procession. Various shots of the floats decorated with flowers and pretty girls. The Festival Queen is seen passing the dais outside Town Hall, Queen and Duke watching procession. More shots of the parade, crowd cheering and children enjoying the festivities. Floats represent the industries and culture of the state of Victoria. Queen and Duke leaving in the car after the procession.

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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:
    01:15:39:00 / 01:23:11:00

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