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Canberra Wedding

Follows the preparations for the wedding and the wedding ceremony between Catherine Sidney, daughter of Governor General Viscount De L'Isle and Capt. Martin Wilbraham in Canberra.
Year : 1964 |
High angle WS over Canberra. WS Parliament House from an angle. South Building, Civic Square with Statue of Ethos. Businessmen and shoppers walking around civic shops and malls, statue in Sir John Downer fountain in foreground, Garema. High angle WS over Lake Burley Griffin. VS Governor-General Residence at (Old) Government House. VS Catherine Sidney accompanied by her fianc┼Ż, Capt. Martin Wilbraham and her father, Governor General Viscount De L'Isle looking at roses in garden and picking rosebud which she places in Wilbraham's lapel. Steeple of Parish Church of Baptist, WS to sign.
Access No. 135963 | 33 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Official guests arriving at church in rain, escorted under umbrellas including Prime Minister Robert Menzies. Onlookers contained behind barriers. Bride and father, Governor General Viscount De L'Isle, emerging from official residence photographed by group of waiting photographers. Viscount De L'Isle and bride assisted by bridesmaid get into back of official car bearing royal insignia and being filmed as they depart. Bridal party outside church in rain before ceremony under umbrellas. Flowergirls and boys being organised into lines, priests entering church. Crowd of onlookers behind rope barrier, bride under umbrella and bridal party entering church. WS stained glass window in darkened interior. Bell-ringer's hands pulling cords, tilt to bells ringing.
Access No. 135965 | 2 mins 12 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Bride and groom emerging from church to umbrella after wedding ceremony. MS onlookers leaning over barriers. Official car drives away from church with bride and groom. Arriving at official residence and posing for camera. Guests arriving for reception along path under umbrellas and in cars. N.B. Good shots of various 1960s hats and fashion. Bride and groom leave reception, wedding party and guests wave. Bride and groom board Royal Australian Air Force plane. Plane taxiing away.
Access No. 135967 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |