KINGFORD-SMITH & TAYLOR SET NEW FLIGHT RECORD Australian aviators Capt. P.G. Taylor and Sir Charles Kingford-Smith fly from Australia to San Francisco, California in the Lady Southern Cross setting a new record of being the first to fly the route via the Pacific.
AUSTRALIAN ONLY SPEAKS CHINESE Ernest Soong Soong Yee is Australian but but was raised in China by an adoptive family after his parents died there. Ernest has returned to his native land but needs an interpreter to translate English for him.
PRE-MATCH FOR DAVIS CUP - 1955 The National Tennis Championship sees America's Tony Trabert face Aussie Ken
Rosewall in a "pre-match" of the Davis Cup. Trabert recoups America's prestige and his own, blazing to victory in straight sets.
Date: September 11, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
AUSTRALIA WINS THE DAVIS CUP IN TENNIS Australia's Roy Emerson and Chuck McKinley of the United States duel for the Davis Cup but the Aussie wins the tennis prize. Great CU of the coveted sports trophy. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
U.S. & AUSTRALIA PLAN PACIFIC DEFENSE - 1955 Australian Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies arrives for talks with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles on top-level plans for defense of the Pacific area.
Date: March 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, No Audio
AUSTRALIANS TAKE OFF ON FATEFUL FLIGHT Australian pilot Lieutenant Charles T.P. Ulm and co-pilot George Littlejohn and navigator J. Leon Skilling take off for their flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu but become lost and are never found.
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