Title Details

Memorial Harold Holt

Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
WS ocean waves rolling toward camera. WS Cheviot Beach and headland at Portsea, Victoria. Tilt to helicopter then down to Portsea coast. High angle shot over man standing on concrete platform overlooking sea and rocks. WS tilt from silhouetted seaside building to sea reflecting yellow sunset sky. Various WS around Canberra with flags at half mast. GS flags of various nationalities outside number of embassies at half mast. GS US President Johnson arriving at tarmac being greeted by various officials. MS cameramen filming and GS Asian group waving flags as Asian leaders and officials arrive. GS ministers arriving down plane stairs being greeted. MS Asian leader making speech to media gathered around him. Wives looking on. MS President Johnson leaving in car.
Access No. 58413 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1960s | Cheviot Beach, Vict, Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Prince Charles arriving from plane on tarmac followed by Prime Minister Harold Wilson and leader of the Opposition Edward Heath. ABC TV cameraman filming. WS police motorbike cordon arriving at airport and escorting cars travelling into Melbourne. Tilt from spires of Saint Paul's Cathedral Melbourne. WS crowds behind barrier near Flinders Street. VS Christmas decorations around city buildings and portrait of Harold Holt amongst them. WS Heads of State and dignitaries arriving for Holt's Memorial Service at Cathedral. Includes President Marcos and wife Imelda (in black veil), Sir Robert Menzies and wife Patty, PM Harold Wilson, President and Mrs Johnson and Prince Charles. Flag flying half mast.
Access No. 58417 | 3 mins 12 secs | 1960s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interior of Saint Paul's Cathedral Melbourne during Memorial Service to Prime Minister Harold Holt. VS of congregation including Sir Robert Menzies , Sir William McMahon, New Guinean Prime Minister Michael Somare, Gough Whitlam, US President Johnson and other dignitaries and leaders. GS congregation and choir singing. VS Loudspeakers broadcasting service to crowds outside cathedral. Good CUs mourners in crowd. GS Dame Zara Holt leading mourners from church. CU large portrait of Holt with Australian flags either side.
Access No. 58431 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1960s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |