FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Queen Returns, The

The visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and His Royal Highness Prince Philip to Australia to coincide with Canberra's Jubilee year.
Year : 1963 | Total Duration : 30 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes, Frank Bagnall
CU Australian flag flying. Qantas jet aircraft arriving on airport tarmac to Crowds in rain with umbrellas. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip emerge from plane. Cannons fire salute, military salute. Queen and Duke shake hands with Governor General Viscount De L'Isle, Prime Minister Robert Menzies and other officials. Colourful fireworks. Queen and Prince Philip, arriving at Parliament House at night. Queen in evening dress greeted by Prime Minister Menzies and wife Dame Pattie. Inside Kings Hall, Queen making speech referring to Canberra's Golden Jubilee. Fireworks. High shot over Sydney Harbour in rain as Royal yacht HMS Britannia arrives in Sydney Cove escorted by other boats. Spectators watch from under umbrellas. Queen's personal Australian Standard flying from mast. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123720 | 3 mins 48 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over Melbourne and Yarra River. VS Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in launch down river, crowds on banks waving flags. Boy scouts watching from ropes. WS Coolangatta Surf Carnival, Queen and Prince Philip, in attendance. Surf boat races. Royal yacht HMS Britannia anchored in River Derwent. VS boats on river. Queen and Prince at Hobart Regatta seated in grandstand watching yacht races. Queen and Prince Philip arriving by car in Alice Springs, spectators with cameras. Queen with Rex Battarbee meeting Aboriginal Arunta artists in western suits and looking at their paintings. Aboriginal and non-indigenous children waving flags and cheering as Queen Elizabeth and Prince drive around Traeger Park in open top car. WS Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip emerging from aircraft.
Access No. 123724 | 3 mins 57 secs | 1960s | Melbourne, Vic; Hobart, Tas; Alice Springs, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Queen Elizabeth II walking through flag waving crowds in the Northern Territory. CUs Aboriginal faces in crowd, Queen and Prince Philip meeting children in Katherine. Royals in car cavalcade through Darwin and greeted by Chinese Dragon Dance, drummers and Chinese community. GS Aboriginal men watching. Rodeo with Aboriginal riders, horses bucking, some falls. Man filming with home movie camera. Horse falling. Stockman on horse rounding up young bull, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and entourage watching. VS Aboriginal stockmen mustering at Hamilton Downs cattle station. Queen Elizabeth visiting Lady Gowrie Centre. Small children pushing doll prams, royal couple watch children playing, nurse in sandpit with children. Aboriginal girl on swing.
Access No. 123729 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1960s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
65,00 children waving flags and cheering, gathered to welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as they arrive at Victoria Park Racecourse standing in open topped car. High shots over Canberra civic area. Queen and Prince Philip stepping from car to be greeted by Prime Minister Menzies. WS seated crowd applauding during Canberra's Golden Jubilee Celebrations. Queen at top of steps facing press members. Military aircraft fly past. Minister of Interior Gordon Freeth makes speech, VS audience, Menzies speech, talks about history in the making. High angle tilt from Parliament House across to War Memorial.
Access No. 123732 | 3 mins 23 secs | 1960s | Adelaide, SA; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival B&W footage of Laying of Foundation Stone ceremony by Governor General Lord Denman, Fisher and King O'Malley, Minister of Home Affairs.
Access No. 123734 | 51 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
B&W photograph of panel of judges in Government House Ballroom, Melbourne, 1912.
Access No. 123735 | 6 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
Archival B&W aerials of Canberra showing city development up to the Depression years. Aerials over Parliament House and surrounds. Bus in suburbs. People entering Parliament House.
Access No. 123737 | 29 secs | 1930s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Parliament House with Prince Philip, walking up red carpet with Prime Minister Robert Menzies, press lining steps. during visit in 1954. Queen and Prince Philip at top of steps, WS over crowds, WS colourful parades and formations. VS around Canberra streets, construction in city centre, GS construction workers high up building, no safety equipment. GS coat-of-arms. WS Queen giving outdoor speech, VS audience (note hats), group of children. WS Civic centre, Civic Square Fountain and Tom Bass sculpture 'Ethos', domed Australian Academy of Science. City streets, high shot of high-rise buildings. Queen and Prince Philip arriving at Sydney housing commission, car door opened by boy scout. Tilt up multi storeys of building, Queen and Prince taking rooftop tour.
Access No. 123740 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up to dogman on girder, pan to building under construction sites, scaffolding and shirtless workers. Builder in hardhat and blue singlet hammering several stories up, WS dogman on steel girder suspended from crane, harbour in background. High angle pans over Sydney CBD to Circular Quay and Cahill Expressway. WS Royal yacht HMS Britannia entering Port Melbourne, GS container ships. VS port activity, loading & unloading cargoes, small forklift, stevedores, cranes, tugboats. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive in convoy to visit car manufacturing plant in South Australia. VS welders and machining workers in car plant at work.
Access No. 123742 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic; SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh unveiling plaque on Bulwa Island, near Brisbane. CU plaque, VS Queen and Prince Phillip mingling with officials over oil field display. CUs stills of men working machinery and drilling. Footage of men on oil field, VS exploratory drilling. Yellow water rushing from hose. Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit site of Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme in hard hats and protective gear. High angle shot of cleared forest. Royal couple underground in tunnels watching workers drilling tunnel. GS men riding above ground railway with trucks carrying rubble. WS hydro-electric scheme lake.
Access No. 123745 | 1 min 50 secs | 1960s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS university grounds, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh tour university in WA, greeting Asian students. Students and audience taking photographs of entourage. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip through streets in open topped car and arriving at exhibition ÒCanberra of TomorrowÓ. Architectural models of buildings and cities. VS around Canberra buildings and workers to sound recording of Lord Denman speech made at Foundation. High shot over Civic area.
Access No. 123748 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W archival photograph "Minister for Home Affairs watching Surveyor determine second peg."
Access No. 150292 | 8 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © State Library of New South Wales | B&W |
Still of King O'Malley presenting Lady Denman with the name of the Federal Capital of Australia, March 12, 1913.
Access No. 150293 | 10 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © State library of NSW (Public Domain) | B&W |
Chosen design by American Walter Burley Griffin, Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition.
Access No. 150294 | 9 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
Agache of France Federal Monument designs for the Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition.
Access No. 150295 | 9 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Archives of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
Saarinen of Finland, Plan of the proposed Federal Capital of Australia.
Access No. 150297 | 12 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Archives of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
"An Ideal Federal City, Lake George", Charles Coulter, 1901. Architectural drawings and plans for Canberra design competition
Access No. 150298 | 4 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
Archival footage of arrivals to first meeting of Parliament, 9 May, 1927. Dignitaries arriving, including Prince of York (later King George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother). B&W photograph of the pair.
Access No. 150299 | 41 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA (Public Domain) | B&W |
1939 shots of parliamentary session. Billy Hughes seated alone, parliamentarians speaking, John Curtin addressing floor
Access No. 150300 | 23 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA (Public Domain) | B&W |
Archival B&W footage of The Hon. A Fisher and Colonel Miller, and The Hon. William (Billy) Hughes, Federal Attorney General.
Access No. 150301 | 6 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © State Library of NSW (Public Domain) | B&W |
Aerial photograph of Parliament House under construction.
Access No. 150302 | 4 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Archives of Australia | B&W |
1927 photograph of people and cars gathered outside Parliament House for opening.
Access No. 150303 | 6 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA (Public Domain) | B&W |
Painting of area around Canberra before the city was built.
Access No. 150305 | 6 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia | B&W |
Archival B&W 1913 footage of people arriving in horse drawn vehicles and motorcars.
Access No. 150309 | 15 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
B&W photograph of a steam shovel turning the first sod at Parliament House, 28 August 1923. Crowd watching.
Access No. 150310 | 4 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia | B&W |
Perspective drawing of Houses of Parliament and Lake by Eliel Saarinen for Federal Capital Design Competition, 1911.
Access No. 150312 | 6 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Archives of Australia (Public Domain) | B&W |
B&W photograph of several carpenters with building frame for first stage of (Old) Parliament House, Canberra.
Access No. 150313 | 9 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
Aerial photograph of Parliament House under construction, WS photograph of suburban house, aerial photograph of housing cluster, aerial photograph of completed Parliament House.
Access No. 150314 | 22 secs | 1920s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
B&W photograph of interior view of the opening of Parliament, Canberra, 1927, with the Duke and Duchess of York in first session.
Access No. 150315 | 8 secs | 1910s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © National Library of Australia | B&W |
Archival B&W aerials over countryside and outskirts of Canberra. WS Australian War Memorial exterior, man walking across foreground. Two girls riding horses past blossoming trees. WS Parliament House from oblique angle.
Access No. 150316 | 14 secs | 1930s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |