Title Details

Lord Mayor, The

Looks at the activities of Sydney's Lord Mayor Alderman Sir Nicholas Shehadie OBE.
Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 24 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : Chris McGill |
Aerials over Sydney CBD and Harbour (note old Pyrmont Bridge) and zoom over Sydney Town Hall. VS of Sydney's Lord Mayor Alderman Sir Nicholas Shehadie OBE and Aldermen robing for Council Meeting. Lord Mayor entering Council chamber, offering prayer before being seated with table of Aldermen including Leo Port. VS Council meeting and Mayor leading royal toast at official dinner. Mayor introducing aldermen to Sir Roden Cutler. Tilt down Town Hall clock tower and building as aldermen and mayor exit past school boys to St Andrew's Cathedral. VS Lord Mayor, boys' choir and others in cathedral. Lord Mayor reading formal prayer as part of Civic Service.
Access No. 142306 | 7 mins 20 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials over Sydney CBD. VS Sydney's Lord Mayor Alderman Sir Nicholas Shehadie OBE talking about the city's development plans with Asian students. Lord Mayor driving up to his factory, VS industrial activity and talking to staff member. VS Town Hall exterior. Lord mayor arriving by police escort and greeting Captain aboard HMAS Melbourne. WS moored aircraft carrier. Lord Mayor dancing and addressing senior citizens in hall. Shots from Uni of Sydney Great Hall's stained glass windows, crowd and zoom to Lord Mayor and Mayoress talking to guests. VS Carols by Candlelight in Hyde Park, individuals, and Lord Mayor making speech and lighting public Christmas tree. Band playing for crowds. High shot over Sydney's William Street at night. VS of Sir Nicholas Shehadie OBE launching the Coca Cola sign and illuminating it on Kingsgate site. VS of sign.
Access No. 148216 | 5 mins 54 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials over Sydney Opera House, VS Lord Mayor Sir Nicholas Shehadie and wife Dr Marie Bashir arriving, pan past Bennelong Restaurant and guests taking their seats in Concert Hall. WS Opera House sail against golden sunset and city skyline. VS Lord Mayor inspecting new paint work in Town Hall offices. and leaving building via corridors and lift to waiting driver at Town Hall steps. VS driving through city streets, across Sydney Harbour Bridge, aerial WS Bridge and pulling into drive of house in harbourside suburb Mosman. VS domestic life, diving into swimming pool with grown son. VS at breakfast table with family, wife Dr Marie Bashir in kitchen with daughter. Lord mayor and older man in leafy garden looking at galah in tree and eating. WS fisherman silhouetted on rock against orange sunset sky.
Access No. 148217 | 5 mins 17 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle pan across George Street at night to Sydney Town Hall. VS festive Chinese dragon dance performed by Singapore Dance Company to small official audience in Town Hall. Singaporean government official Mr Wong presenting Lord Mayor in ceremonial dress with speech and gift. VS present exchange, official photographs. Lord Mayor at desk at night with secretaries. CU Town Hall clock face and clock tower. Aerial over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay at night.
Access No. 148218 | 4 mins 36 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |