Australasian Gazette: The Duke and Duchess of York arrive in Sydney

Title:
Australasian Gazette: The Duke and Duchess of York arrive in Sydney
NFSA ID:
1108
Year:
1927
Courtesy:
Australasian Films
Category:
Access fees

This 1927 newsreel shows the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York for the official opening of Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra.

The HMS Renown, carrying the royal passengers, arrives through the heads of Sydney Harbour. The Royal Australian Air Force gives an aerial greeting.

The newsreel cameraman has used a combination of camera angles including some aerial shots of the Royal Airforce and a stunning shot of the HMS Renown as it enters with the sun behind it. As the newsreel is silent, intertitles have been used to describe what is visible on screen and to link the segments into a chronological sequence that tells us the story of the Duke and Duchess’s arrival.