The Royal visit: surf carnival 1974

Australia, 1974

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A record of the visit of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, to a surf life saving carnival at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Includes the procession and march past of the competing teams and highlights of the life saving, surf board riding and surf rescue boat competitions. Without commentary.



Peter Johnson

production company

Film Australia





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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Coolangatta (Qld.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Rescue work


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Visits of state

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Rescue work

History → Australia - History - 20th century

History → Monarchy - Great Britain

History → Visits of state

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surf lifesaving - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfing - Australia

People → Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948-

Places → Coolangatta (Qld.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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