Centenary Celebrations of Melbourne: Duke of Gloucester's opening speech

Title:
Centenary Celebrations of Melbourne: Duke of Gloucester's opening speech
NFSA ID:
10803
Year:
1934
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This unedited newsreel footage from 1934 includes a speech given by the Duke of Gloucester on the steps of Parliament House. The Duke's speech, declaring the city’s centenary celebrations open, was delivered on behalf of his father King George V. At the conclusion of the speech, the crowd in attendance gives three cheers. A brass band accompanies the beginning of the parade past Parliament House.