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HNL 1156: Yarralumla, Duntroon, Marquis of Sailsbury, Hume Reservoir

Exteriors of old homestead Yarralumla, soon to become residence for Governor General of Australia. WS cars past recently completed Parliament House Canberra. Cadets on parade at Royal Military College, Duntroon, Marquis of Salisbury taking salute. Grave of Major General Sir W T Bridges, first commander of the college. New cadets marching into hut in civilian dress, emerging in white uniforms & soft hats. Cadets initiation, scuffling with pillows & mattresses outside hut, excited dog nearby. Cadets on oval practice with bayonets. (1926)
Access No. 122975 | 1 min 50 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Replica of British House of Commons Speakers Chair in House of Representatives, presented by visiting UK members, Parliament House. Visiting Empire Parliamentary Association comprising members of every Parliament in British Empire on steps of Parliament House posing for group photo (one woman). Includes Marquis of Salisbury, leader of British House of Lords & Chairman of Delegation & Mr. Arthur Henderson, Chief Labour Whip in the House of Commons, Interior House of Representatives, Parliament House. Marquis of Salisbury speaking to House, unveiling replica of the British House of Commons Speakers Chair. Brief shot of Sir Lyttleton Groom, Speaker House of Representatives, making return (October 1926).
Access No. 122978 | 40 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
High angle pan across site for Hume Reservoir and Weir to construction. High shots over crane, block of stone form rail truck, dam wall in construction, pan scaffolding, people & machines. GS crane's hook lifting boulder. Men with concrete machine, men spreading concrete on site, steam driven crane. High shots over worker's construction sheds. GS up river, row boat on bank. High angle shots of steam scoop filling trucks of small goods train train. WS train across screen, pan across dam site and horses at work. WS steam cranes, VS horses pulling waste truck across bridge at building site. (1927)
Access No. 122979 | 5 mins 2 secs | 1920s | Hume Weir, Vic; NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |