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President Soeharto in Australia, February 1972

The Indonesian President and his wife tour Australia
Year : 1972 | Total Duration : 24 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Don Murray, Frank Bagnall |
Aircraft lights in black night sky towards and over camera. Opening titles. VS plane landed on Canberra airport tarmac at night with MS to cannon firing as President Soeharto and wife walk down disembark from plane waving to waiting dignitaries and crowds. Ws scene shot from flag-waving crowd. MS Soeharto and wife shaking hands with Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck, Lady Hasluck, Prime Minister William McMahon and Lady McMahon. VS military performance and flag-raising ceremony. VS of Soehartos greeting Indonesian community members then leaving in car. GS flag being lowered on mast.
Access No. 141923 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1970s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS President and Madam Soeharto emerging from car to be greeted by Prime Minister William McMahon at steps of Parliament House. VS press photographers in background, Mrs McMahon in fluoro green outfit and cheering onlookers. VS of the official party standing in line greeting parliamentarians, senior officials and wives arriving for lunch and speeches. Zoom to brass statue. GS McMahon speech then Soeharto speech spoken in Indonesian with translation added. VS Doug Anthony, Margaret and Gough Whitlam in seated audience.
Access No. 141924 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1970s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom out from President Soeharto and entourage entering Australian War Memorial with LS to Parliament House in background to central courtyard and reflection pool. VS Soeharto laying wreath on Shrine of Remembrance. VS Soeharto being escorted around War Memorial displays with VS paintings and photographs relating to 1945 invasion of Tarakan. GS Soeharto being welcomed by Australian businessmen at function with GS of him giving speech in Indonesian with interpretation provided. GS audience smoking and speech being filmed.
Access No. 141925 | 3 mins | 1970s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
President Soeharto and large entourage being led around glassmaking plant of Australian Consolidated Industries. Various CUs of glass making, machinery, bottles and jugs on production lines and glass being taken from kilns and poured into moulds. VS of tour passing through work areas and through research and technology departments. GS presentation of etched drinking glasses to President Soeharto. Zoom out from Soeharto standing at head table making speech to WS of seated audience listening followed by translation. Tilt to stained glass ceiling of the National Gallery of Victoria (referred to as Melbourne Art Centre) and VS of Mrs Soeharto and entourage looking at various Australian paintings and modern displays and sculptures.
Access No. 141926 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS Mrs Soeharto visiting Mary Mead Children's Home greeting line of children, shaking their hands and watching them perform for her. VS Sisters accompanying her and MS of one taking photographs. VS Mrs Soeharto and Indonesian entourage interacting with young children inside Home. GS line of official motorcade travelling in heat haze towards camera. Cluster of police motorbikes. VS President Soeharto at Stockwell Stud being shown around buildings and livestock with entourage. VS horses and cattle. GS motorcade and procession down main city street. MS President and Mrs Soeharto being greeted in civic ceremony by Lord Mayor and his wife.
Access No. 141927 | 2 mins 58 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Sydney Town Hall bedecked in red & white flags during President and Mrs Soeharto visit. Police motorcycles in foreground. VS Indonesians in crowds watching visit and pan over crowds and media reporters holding booms to Soeharto walking down stairs waving to onlookers. Zoom out from official motorcade leaving and VS Indonesian supporters with banners and flags. VS Soeharto and Premier Askin arriving at official function. GS Soeharto with wife and politicians arriving for formal State reception and VS with Victorian Governor Sir Rohan and Lady Delacombe. VS of President and Mrs Soeharto greeting guests.
Access No. 141928 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU Mrs Soeharto embracing koala at Taronga Zoo and VS of Indonesian entourage being shown around the zoo. GS wombats and kangaroos in enclosures. VS Mrs Soeharto looking at birds in aviary. GS President and Mrs Soeharto arriving in Canberra to open newly built Indonesian Chancellery. GS Mrs Soeharto cutting ribbon and the President unveiling commemoration plaque. VS Soeharto climbing stairs surrounded by Indonesian statues and arriving to children singing Indonesian welcoming song and playing traditional instruments. GS president and Mrs Soeharto arriving at airport and boarding aircraft and waving farewell. VS of plane taking off as onlookers wave flags.
Access No. 141929 | 5 mins 23 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |