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HNL 1360: Aviation - 1928 Anzac Day - Opening of Parliament Canberra 1927

Biplane taxiing and taking off, pan across airfield to other biplanes. Plane flying. Charles Kingsford Smith (Smithy), large crowd around Smith and aircraft. GS in crowd, high angle shots over crowd and crowds jostling around biplane. Group of aircraft fly over, crowds surge around De Havilland aircraft on ground. Pan across hangars, brass band playing, group of uniformed airmen posing for camera with aircraft. CU young air force officer. More crowd scenes running across field, pilot climbing into cockpit, biplane slowly moving through surging crowds.
Access No. 128190 | 3 mins 20 secs | 1920s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Duke & Duchess of York (later King George VI & Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother ) and dignitaries listening to singer Dame Nellie Melba performing on the portico of Parliament House at the opening of Federal Parliament. Inside Federal parliament seated during official opening. Duke of York stands to deliver speech at opening, CUs Duchess. Cut to short shot of men outside tent bush dwelling and man feeding cockatoo. VS horse parades past Parliament House and Prime Minister's speech outside Parliament House with Duke and Duchess.
Access No. 128191 | 1 min 6 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Australian light horse guard advances through gates towards and past camera during procession, Governor-General Lord Stonehaven in open carriage. Carriage drawing up to stately Government House, Melbourne. Inspecting mounted guard accompanied by guardsman in bearskin helmet. Governor with wife on steps of residence, into open carriage. Pan disused artillery guns, boys climbing over them.
Access No. 128192 | 2 mins 26 secs | 1920s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
ANZAC Day parade, 25th April 1928. Floats and trucks, truck with man in hospital bed on tray, high shot over parade through streets, crowds lining streets. Lines of men marching in wide streets, pans over crowds watching, including veterans. Two servicemen laying wreath at cenotaph. Representatives from other countries laying wreaths including New Zealand and Canada. State Governor Lord Somers arriving.(). Some captions. WWI
Access No. 128193 | 2 mins 5 secs | 1920s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |