A Year to Remember 1932: Harbour Bridge opening

Title:
A Year to Remember 1932: Harbour Bridge opening
NFSA ID:
6811
Year:
1932
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

A Cinesound Movietone newsreel summary of the year of 1932. This excerpt mentions the Great Depression and covers the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening with NSW Governor Sir Phillip Game and NSW Premier Jack Lang. It shows footage of Francis de Groot cutting the ribbon and the official opening by Lang after the ribbon was retied. Horse-drawn floats carry a procession of Harbour Bridge workers and other themed floats. The voice-over notes the 'good sorts and good sports' in the surfing carnival procession. It is estimated that over 300,000 men, women and children crossed the bridge that day. People and cars cross the bridge after the opening. Toll collectors in uniform stand out in the open collecting tolls.

Production company:
Movietone Productions