PERSONAL RECORD. MACDONALD, MM. ROYAL VISIT 1954
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Invercargill on Thursday 28 December 1954.
Shots of the welcome arch and garden displays celebrating the royal occasion. Banners and flags line the streets and bunting adorns the town’s buildings. The royal entourage arrives by car, crowds throng the streets waving union jacks and cheering the Queen.
At a civic reception held at Queen’s Park, a bouquet is presented and addresses exchanged. The Queen shakes hands with local dignitaries. Later she attends the Royal Agricultural Show, where she inspects livestock and watches show-jumping.
Night views of the royal-themed illuminations lighting the main street and a fireworks display.
On Saturday 30 January the royal party move to Bluff for official farewells before embarking on the Gothic. Crowds gather, troops parade and the Queen is farewelled.
Shots of the unscheduled visit to Milford Sound on 31 January bring the royal summer to an end.
Good shots of professional cameramen covering the same activities.
Reference number F36021
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Photography: M M MacDonald
Editing: M M MacDonald