Lord Louis Mountbatten in Canberra

Accession Number F00183
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 6 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Movietone News
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 24 March 1946
Access Open
Conflict Period 1940-1949
Copyright

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Description

Movietone News coverage of the arrival of Lord Louis and Lady Mountbatten in Canberra. Shows the Avro York passenger aircraft which flew from Singapore landing at Fairbairn airport. Lord and Lady Mountbatten are greeted at the airport. Government House Canberra, Lord and Lady Mountbatten meet the Governor General, the Duke of Gloucester and his family. The couple visit the Australian War Memorial sign autographs and are shown the exhibits including the Vickers Vimy in Aircraft Hall. Arrival at Parliament house where they are received by Senator Joseph Collings the representatative of the Australian Government. Lord and Lady Mountbatten speak to camera about their visit to Australia.