The Resource Australia's Heritage - National Treasures, Episode 2, Francis de Groote Sword, writer/director, Matthew Thomason ; producer, Hugh Piper

Australia's Heritage - National Treasures, Episode 2, Francis de Groote Sword, writer/director, Matthew Thomason ; producer, Hugh Piper

Label
Australia's Heritage - National Treasures, Episode 2, Francis de Groote Sword
Title
Australia's Heritage - National Treasures
Title number
Episode 2
Title part
Francis de Groote Sword
Statement of responsibility
writer/director, Matthew Thomason ; producer, Hugh Piper
Title variation
De Groot's Sword
Contributor
Director
Onscreen presenter
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When right-wing agitator Francis De Groot upstaged the 1932 opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sliced through the ceremonial ribbon, the antique sword he wielded cemented its place as an Australian national treasure. Part of a monarchist militia called the New Guard, Irish-born De Groot was protesting about a perceived communist push led by working-class hero and nationalist NSW Premier Jack Lang. The ribbon was retied and cut by Lang, but the story didn't end there. A lengthy court battle followed, which resulted in De Groot being found guilty and fined 5 pounds for trespassing. He immediately counter-sued for wrongful arrest and was awarded compensation. The legal battle established that De Groot, not Lang, had legally opened the bridge, which is now included in the National Heritage List. His sword is held by a private collector
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Language note
In English
Target audience
adult
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Label
Australia's Heritage - National Treasures, Episode 2, Francis de Groote Sword, writer/director, Matthew Thomason ; producer, Hugh Piper
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 03, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2809101/ausv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (5 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34714352
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP2809101
  • (OCoLC)919204337
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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