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HNL 1000: Cavalcade of Australia - Archival Aviation, 1928 Anzac Day, Opening of first Parliament in Canberra 1927

Biplane taxis (Same Day Service written on its side), takes off away from camera, flying Charles Kingsford Smith (Smithy). HAS large crowd (mainly men in hats) flocking and also around aircraft. Formation of aircraft fly over, De Havilland (Cobham?) aircraft on ground crowds surge around. Band playing, group of airmen posing with aircraft. CU young air force officer. More crowd scenes running across field to arriving aircraft.
Access No. 42659 | 3 mins 21 secs | 1920s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Australian light horse guard advances to camera during procession, Governor General (Baron Forster or Stonehaven?) in open carriage, draws up to stately home (Government House). Inspecting guard accompanied by guardsman in bearskin helmet. Governor with wife on steps of residence, into open carriage, disused artillery guns with boys climbing over them
Access No. 42660 | 2 mins 25 secs | 1920s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
ANZAC Day, parade through streets including veterans - some in uniform, some not. Civilian crowds. Two servicemen laying wreath at cenotaph. Representatives from other countries laying wreaths including New Zealand and Canada. Victorian State Governor Lord Somers.(25th April 1928). Some captions. WWI
Access No. 42661 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1920s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Duke & Duchess of York (later King George VI & Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) Listening to singer, Dame Nellie Melba (mute) on steps of the new Federal Parliament building. Inside Federal parliament seated during official opening. Duke of York speaks, opening parliament in Canberra for the first time (1927). Cut to short shot of men outside tent bush dwelling. More speeches outside Parliament House, Parade.
Access No. 42662 | 1 min 5 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |