Before the closing of the Brian Brake: Lens on the World exhibition on Sunday 8th May, I thought it might be nice to share a few images of Brian’s work in Fiji and Tonga during the Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip from 1953 to 1954. Although these images are not part of the exhibition, they document an important event of the time.
Click on the link to view video footage of the royal visit filmed by the National Film Unit: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/royal-visit-to-the-kingdom-of-tonga-1954
‘Royal visit to Fiji’ (Pictorial Parade no.15), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/w, 24 minutes (camera)
‘Royal visit to Tonga’ (Pictorial Parade nos 16-21), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/2, 27 minutes (camera)’
‘The Royal Tour of New Zealand 1953-1954’ (Pictorial Parade nos 16-21), National Film Unit, 1954, 35mm, b/2, 27 minutes (camera)