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Royal Visit to the Kingdom of Tonga Short Film – 1954 Documentary

Royal Visit to the Kingdom of Tonga

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This is the official film of the Royal visit to Queen Salote's Kingdom in 1954, made by the National Film Unit for the Tongan Government. There is comprehensive coverage of the welcome, traditional ceremonies and feasting, dancing and singing, the church service, and the farewell. The young, recently coronated, Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, leave the 'friendly islands' on the Royal liner Gothic, which will continue on to New Zealand.

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Licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 New Zealand - CC BY 3.0 NZ