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From the Vault – Commonwealth Games: 1950 British Empire Games

  • Sunday 1 Apr

G Now called the Commonwealth Games, the 1950 British Empire Games was held in Auckland. This remarkable footage starts with the arrival of the teams, on silver-hulled flying boats, DC-3s and cruise ships. The sharply dressed athletes are given a warm welcome with crowds lining the wharves as the boats arrive. The footage gives a glimpse into how things have changed as we see cyclists carrying their own bikes down the gangways and the-then obligatory hat worn by both men and women.

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