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: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Fishwick

: 2001/087/001

: Nigerian Independence Celebrations, 01/10/1960

: October 1960

: This film shows the Nigerian Independence celebrations which took place in Borno province in N E Nigeria. It starts with a shot of the local newspaper announcing the news then shows various scenes: Market in Gwoza; Borassus Palm plantation; Drilling for sub-artesian water; Local village and cattle; Stables for proposed Durbar celebrations; Local leaders and their followers; arriving near the house of the Shehu of Borno; Arrival of Princess Alexandra; Durbar celebrations.


: 1 film 8mm digitised

: Item

: NB Some of the film is out of focus and there is some double exposure on the section showing Princess Alexandra. Running time: 30:10mins Length: 400ft colour silent

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