The Opening Of Canberra, Australia's Capital City

Title:
The Opening Of Canberra, Australia's Capital City
NFSA ID:
43907
Year:
1927
Category:
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Federal Parliament House in Canberra was opened with much ceremony on 9 May 1927 by the Duke of York, later King George VI. Included in the proceedings was the singing of the national anthem, &#39;God Save the King&rsquo;, by Dame Nellie Melba. This official film of the event was originally silent but the NFSA commissioned a musical accompaniment, devised and performed by Elaine Loebenstein.</p>