Film: children welcome the Queen at Forbury Park, Dunedin, 1954

Film clip: children’s welcome at Forbury Park, Dunedin

Still shots and description

Royal car drives by crowdsQueen wavesEcstatic children at Forbury Park

Chinese dragons and clowns entertain and thousands of children in the stands and on the grounds welcome the royal couple at Forbury Park.

Commentary:

‘Forbury Park, our children await, and we have our own way of keeping them amused. Orderly lines, mark you, well that’s what we told ’em, but who could stop our bairns from playing personal tribute to the Queen? Ach, this is the children’s hour. They sweep across the park like the blaeberries in a highland wind. It’s a true gale of devotion which blows around them now.’

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