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B&W. 18:29min. Madras (Chennai); Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India. 1931. Film made by Sir Charles Buchanan. Government House. Sir George Stanley inspecting horses, surrounded by A.D.C.s. The Governor leaves by train. Journey by train. Village scene and landscape. The Governor and official party travel by boat and car. Scenes of various A.D.C.s. Welcome arches (and banner) in honour of Sir George and Lady Stanley. Scenes at the racecourse. The departure of the Governor and his wife. Ootacamund: hunting with hounds. Views of fields. Hound with a jackal. Polo: The Venkatagiri Cup, 10th May 1931. The Governor’s garden party. Governor’s Cup day at the Races, 9th May 1931. Scenes at the racing course. Horse racing. Scenes from the Mounted Gymkhana at Wellington, 9th September 1931, and the Ootacamund Hunt Gymkhana, 12the September 1931. Awards ceremony. (film with captions)


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