Ex-servicemen rally at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (1954)

Title:
Ex-servicemen rally at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (1954)
NFSA ID:
23974
Year:
1954
Category:
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This home movie clip by Sir Robert Menzies, begins with an excited crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

They stand and take off their hats on the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, by car to the stadium. They drive past children waving flags and they meet the official party. They are lead up onto a stage where they address the crowd.

This clip captures the excitement of the 70,000 strong crowd waiting for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Sir Robert captures the event with mainly wide shots and linked them together with in-camera editing. Although silent, no intertitles are used within this clip.

Curator:
Elizabeth Taggart-Speers