FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

Title Details

Independence for Fiji

This film records the independence celebrations of the Fijian Islands.
Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 51 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : John Shaw |
Union Jack flag being lowered in Independence ceremony. New flag being raised, Prince Charles looking on, handing first Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara documents of independence. VS celebrations. Aerials over islands, VS green mountainous landscapes. Low aerials over mountain wilderness, waterfalls. Good idyllic shots of villages in landscape, locals in countryside. Aerials over rivers, rural landscapes. Prince Charles arriving by jet plane, greeting officials, arriving at ceremony. Indigenous Fijian ceremonies, Indian community welcome, Prince Charles making speech. First Governor-General Robert Sidney Foster being sworn in. Prince Charles reading out message from Queen Elizabeth II to crowd. Prime Ministerial speech in Fijian and English. VS rural scenes, sugar cane cutters, rice padi workers, markets, shoppers in main street. VS multi racial community members.
Access No. 148191 | 23 mins 30 secs | 1970s | Fiji | © NFSA | Colour |
Flag dedication ceremony in Fijian independence celebrations. Fijian flag being raised. Gun salutes, performances, parachutists, firework display. Fireworks spelling out "God Bless Fiji" plus flags and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Day of Thanksgiving at Albert Park with various religious leaders presenting holy books to Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara. VS Prince Charles arriving in taxi convoy during islands visits. Plaque unveiling at Levuka. Prince driving steam train, cutting cane, playing game, paying visits, wearing lei. Prince Charles visiting Nadi. Local performances, Prince waving from open-top truck, presenting trophy after rugby match. Prince's departure on aircraft. Aerials of Fiji, coast, waterfall, countryside. Fijian flag raising, Fly-over, gun salute, Prince Charles.
Access No. 148544 | 26 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Fiji | © NFSA | Colour |