FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Visit of the Crown Prince of Laos

The official visit to Australia of His Royal Highness Prince Vong Savang of Laos in November 1965.
Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Opening title (Laotian). CU map showing land-locked country of Laos, pullback to show South East Asia and Australia, passenger plane taxiing and coming to stop, VS 1965 arrival of Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos, VS Australian military guards of honour, VS military band in white tunics and helmets, VS official reception party waiting by aeroplane, VS Laotian royal standard blowing in breeze, Australian army officer shouting order to fire, artillery guns firing salute, crown prince and party descending aircraft stairs, greeted by Prime Minister Holt and Governor General with handshake, cannon firing.
Access No. 138692 | 1 min 51 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS Government House (Yarralumla), VS Governor General Richard Gardiner Casey and wife in garden with Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos, walking on lawn, vice regal car arriving at government building, crown prince having guided tour, meeting Laotian people in translation room, listening on ear phones from audio booth.
Access No. 138693 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS royal Laotian party looking at art display by Sydney Harbour, VS Crown Prince Vong Savang and entourage viewing paintings, visiting cricket match, watching teenage boy give batting demonstration, CU school boys including Asian, VS crown prince meeting school girls from St Catherine's School, attending tennis match, women doubles game and trophy presentation by crown prince, mens singles match,VS crowd, crown prince introduction to players.
Access No. 138694 | 1 min 43 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS factory refinery, official car arriving at factory, VS Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos touring refinery, party all wearing white safety helmets, VS industrial plant, low angle view Sydney Harbour Bridge with ship passing underneath, city buildings from arch, crown prince and party boarding ferry, VS POV tour of Sydney Harbour, passing ship, rowers, bridge, Circular Quay, Opera House under construction, waterside apartment buildings, Admiralty House, people waving from yacht.
Access No. 138695 | 1 min 52 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU dolphins in pool, VS dolphins doing tricks at Sea World, audience clapping, visiting Crown Prince Vong Savang standing on platform; holding out baton for dolphin leaping up, crown prince in audience taking photo, high angle WS pan beach, VS people on beach (note lifeguard on tower), quick MCU muscular "boxing" kangaroo, kangaroo scratching, twin girl toddlers with kangaroos, Crown Prince Vong Savang feeding kangaroo, emus, rainbow lorikeets and parrots, CU prince, good MCU peacock with tail feathers fanned out.
Access No. 138696 | 1 min 52 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Crown Prince Vong Savang and entourage visiting pineapple plantation, pan rural scene, VS crops, man royal party watching men cutting cane, prince cutting cane, royal motorcade, quick pan lily pond, POV car foggy and snowy countryside, VS royal party visiting Tumut project for Snow Mountains Scheme, VS reservoirs and dams, railway, motorcade arriving at army camp, VS party inspecting military training exercises and equipment.
Access No. 138697 | 4 mins 24 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos and party visiting bowls match, crown prince bowling, pan from sign for Scoresby Horticultural Research Station, crown prince and party tasting mulberries and strawberries from crops, POV moving car to orchards, POV car approaching large house with circular driveway, view from inside house to greeting at front entrance, VS royal party inspecting wheat crop, VS crown prince driving tractor pulling harvester, pan of field punctuated with bales of hay, VS crown prince and party inspecting livestock, shorn Merino sheep, herd of beef cattle, calves, pigs, Jersey dairy cows.
Access No. 138698 | 2 mins 46 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS young men working with grapevines in vineyard, Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos visiting winery, looking at barrels, VS tasting white wine, crown prince and party inspecting timberyard, logs being unloaded, men using power saw, crown prince and party looking at model plans, VS high angle pans busy floor of car assembly plant, VS crown prince inspecting various parts of factory, men working, MWS motorcade leaving manufacturing plant, MWS traffic along city street, hazy WS bridge over river with city buildngs in B/G, possibly Brisbane.
Access No. 138699 | 1 min 47 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS city buildings at night, MWS double decker bus along street lit up with lights and neon signs, neon flower signs flashing, cars along street,VS Crown Prince Vong Savang of Laos and part on departure from Australia, crown prince having drink with older Australian couple, party having drinks, leaving airport terminal and crossing tarmac to Air India aircraft, shaking hands with diplomats, up aircraft stairs, plane taking off. The End title and credits.
Access No. 138700 | 1 min 40 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |