Earliest footage of St Kilda: Duke and Duchess of York at the pier

Title:
Earliest footage of St Kilda: Duke and Duchess of York at the pier
NFSA ID:
19389
Year:
1901
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In what is believed to be the earliest known surviving footage of St Kilda, this clip shows the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York at St. Kilda Pier, 6 May 1901. The Duke and Duchess were in Melbourne to open Australia's first Federal Parliament at the Royal Exhibition Building.

The film shows the arrival of H.R.H. Duke and Duchess of York (later George V and Queen Mary) at St. Kilda Pier on board the paddle steamer 'Hygeia', welcomed by many small craft on Port Phillip Bay.