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HNL 1140 : Installation Field Marshall Sir William Slim

Records the installation of Field Marshall Sir William Slim as Governer General at Parliament House, Canberra in 1953 and the presentation of Lady Slim to Prime Minister Menzies.
Year : 1953 |
Parliament House. Sir William Slim arrives with entourage, greeted by military guard and press with cameras. Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies greets Slim at top of stairs. Senate Chamber, Gallery rises as Sir William Slim & other dignitaries entering the Chamber. Slim proceeds to Chair in centre of chamber and is seated between Menzies & Dame Patty Menzies. Official party seated, dignitary reads text, Sir William Slim stands & takes oath in front of Chief Justice. Slim & Sir Robert Menzies sign document. Sir William Slim's personal standard flies over Parliament House, party leave Senate, crowds in Senate. Guns and cannons firing in open country, monument in foreground. Australian & British flags with Sir William's personal standard. Mute.(8th May,1953).
Access No. 42095 | 7 mins 3 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |