HONOURING A VENERABLE PATRIARCH
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19 ft “Being the official film of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of His Grace Archbishop Redwood.”
32 ft “Produced with the approval and co-operation of the Jubilee Committee.”
43 ft “Ninety-two years after Francis Redwood, then three years old, first came to Wellington, he sits enthroned in the hearts of his people”
59 “A great personage, who in his long life, has been one of the youngest Bishops and is now the oldest Bishop in the Catholic world.”
84 ft “Pontifical High Mass was celebrated in the Basilica. Many Dignitaries from overseas took part in the service, which marked the opening of the Celebrations.”
437 ft “It is estimated that over 10,000 people took part in the procession to the open-air service at the Basin Reserve.”
486 ft “Swinging up Willis Street past the Hotel St. George the procession is still watched by thousands of onlookers of all denominations.”
1034 ft Film ends abruptly.
Crowds gather outside the Basilica of The Sacred Heart. Sign above the entrance of the Basilica reads “Archbishop’s Jubilee 1847-1934.” Distinguished guests arriving for the service include: Chief Justice, Prime Minister, Ministers of Cabinet, Mayor Hislop and Mrs Hislop, of Wellington. Catholic Bishops, priests and many others make their way to the Basilica to celebrate Archbishop Redwood’s 60th Anniversary as Bishop of the Catholic Church.
A large procession of all denominations parade through the streets of Wellington to Basin Reserve. 93 year old Bishop Redwood arrives in an open-air car for the service.
Reference number F6621
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA