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Pacific Tourists Remember the Coral Sea

On board the liner, Oronsay, tourists visit Noumea and hold a commemorative service for those who died during World War II in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 5 | Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Ocean liner Oronsay at sea, funnel and sailors. Passengers on board in deck chairs and playing quoits, deck tennis. Two women pillow fight on pole over swimming pool. Women in evening dress playing toy race horses game. Chefs standing behind table of ornately decorated cakes including bust of Queen Elizabeth II and a fish. Passengers in evening dress at cocktail party, dancing. Noumea. Passengers in motor launch disembark at wharf. Street scene, French sailors. Teenagers on bicycles. Students. Women sorting coffee beans. Government House. French governor and women walk out and pat two indigenous children on the head. French and indigenous guards lined up and presenting arms. French Motorcycle Corps. Captain looks out with binoculars, sailor at helm. Officer looking through sextant. Commemoration service held on board for Battle of the Coral Sea.
Access No. 43969 | 4 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Pacific Ocean | © NFSA | Colour |