Title Details

Welcome Your Majesty

The visit to Australia by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1958.
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 32 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Opening sequences with woman making floral art in the shape of the Australian flag and opening titles. VS preparation of other decorations being made for royal visit. Horses being practise ridden and groomed. Officials, diplomats and guests waiting at airport, royal plane arriving, cannon salute, Queen Mother descending aircraft steps. Prime Minister Robert Menzies and Governor-General Sir John Northcott greeting Queen Mother, past guard of honour. VS onlookers and people lining streets as open car passes. Queen Mother on podium, accepting posy from small girl, children in crowd, Queen Mother making speech. VS crowd.
Access No. 148128 | 5 mins 2 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS city buildings, buildings under construction, high angle view of ferry past East circular Quay with Royal Botanic Gardens in background. VS Western Australian oil refinery, Victorian car assembly plant, car park outside hangers, target aircraft inside hangar. VS hospital buildings, high schools, scientist handling test tubes, land and aerial crop dusting. Sheep and cattle droving, young woman grape picking, grape pickers loading up wagon. Open cut mining, dam construction, dam floodgates releasing water. Queen Mother's car being escorted over Sydney Harbour Bridge, crowds on streets and trams, people waving, ticker-tape. Civic welcome as mayor greets Queen Mother, Queen Mother meeting female factory worker. Zoo koalas, Queen Mother holding baby koala. Queen Mother meeting Aboriginal girl and children of different nationalities, greeting crowds, with Archbishop, laying wreath at cenotaph and opening 14th Conference of the British Empire Service League.
Access No. 150256 | 4 mins 24 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Queen Mother meeting the Womens' Services, woman taking photograph and children cheering and waving flags as Queen Mother rides trough crowds standing in open car. Children performing Maypole dance. Children in Perth forming giant map of Australia (described as living map), girl reading speech to Queen Mother. Queensland flag raised up flagpoles. Queen Mother arriving in rain at evening event, crowds with umbrellas as Queen Mother watches bucking horse and bull being ridden in rodeo. VS audience. MS young girls in jewellery. NSW flag being hoisted, yachts on Sydney Harbour. Royal barge on harbour with naval escort, past officers lined up along submarine, and VS from harbour vantage points of procession. High shot procession arriving in Manly.
Access No. 150257 | 5 mins 32 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle WS over surf carnival at Manly Beach, grey weather. Surf lifesavers gathered with individual pennants, Queen Mother on podium, lifesavers marching. VS longboat racing, spectators, very good brief shot of woman in cats eye sunglasses. Children watching schoolgirl delivering speech to Queen Mother, children forming star on ground as ACT flag in raised. Queen Mother presenting Queen Elizabeth II banner (Queen's colours) in ceremony at Royal Military College, Duntroon. Queen Mother leaves ceremony under sun umbrella while the military give formal cheers. VS guests arriving to Royal Ball at Parliament House, Canberra. Scouts greet Queen Mother as she arrives in full regalia. Decoration of crown, lights and flags. Women curtseying.
Access No. 150258 | 4 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Portrait paintings of Sir Henry Parkes, and the Queen Mother and Prime Minister Robert Menzies looking at other paintings and sculpture including Sir Edmund Barton and the 1927 opening of Parliament. CU of painting of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip in Parliament. Children cheering as Tasmanian flag is hoisted. WS Hobart Floating Bridge. Crowds waving flags as Queen mother arrives by car to be greeted by Mayor. VS crowds on streets and people outside houses in Launceston, high angle shot of queen being driven past. Queen boarding plane from tarmac and waving to crowd. Schoolgirl delivering speech as Victorian flag is hoisted. VS spectators and horse racing at Flemington Racecourse. VS hats, Queen Mother entering grandstand. WS of race, then of subdued spectators. Jockey being led from field, high shot of crowds leaving.
Access No. 150259 | 4 mins 30 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Queen Mother and entourage arriving at Melbourne University for the conferring of a degree on the Queen Mother. Her Majesty in red robes of a Doctor of Laws with University Chancellor, VS ceremony and Queen Mother's speech. WS children in showground seated around flag of South Australia on pole. Children leaving for school by foot and on horseback with bunches of flowers. Flowers being stored in several boxes outside Marryatville Public School. Boxes being collected, women with flowers in depot and arranging displays and novelties. High shot over Her Majesty and entourage down main road, VS crowds lining streets and on building ledges. Queen Mother admiring flower displays then at Adelaide garden party. Children cheering flag of Western Australia. Girl making speech and WS children forming map of Australia then spelling out "God Speed". High shot over Queen Mother driving amidst crowds of cheering children. Queen making farewells and departing on Qantas plane.
Access No. 150260 | 8 mins 37 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |