Wilson/pemberton Collection

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 21

B&W. 7:48min. Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India. 1931-32. (part one). Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Views of the palace; bazaar scenes and of shops. Potter with wheel and scenes of a women making pot tops. Close-up scene of Court Jester smoking. Soldier on guard in countryard. Women at well with brass pots. Threshing with oxen. Maharaja Sir Shri Rajendra Singhji of Jhalawar at field trials. Shooting party. Prayers in shamian; salute of guns; procession. Prime Minister Maqpulreading a speech in front of the Maharajah and seated audience.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 20

B&W. 6:40min. Agra, Uttar Pradesh; Narsingar (Narsinghgarh), Madhya Pradesh), India, 1931-32. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Irrigation and garden scenes. Fatehpur Sikri: boys diving for money. Fort. Road up to Fatehpur Sikri. Narsingar: Shoot, December 1932. Machan in tree; setting off with guns. Scenes of Maharaja Maharaja Sir Vikram Singhji of Narsinghgarh. Scene sof climbing ito machan, trekking, deer shoot. Dhobis doing laundry. A group of Indian women (?) – one dances. Caparisoned elephant which Wilson and Pemberton mount and are led around.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 19

B&W. 5:13min. Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India. 1931-35. (part two). Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Men on elephant. Camel. Field trial: people waiting in scrub; guns; beaters; dogs. Judges taking notes. Formal garden and small shrine. Tents. Cattle fair. Stalls with jewelry. Series of tanks.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 18

B&W. 11:09min. Nicobar Islands.; Kandy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). (date unknown). Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Moulmein. The District Commissioner paying formal call on the Admiral in morning dress. Street scenes. Teak logs coming down river on rafts. Teak mill – various sawing methods. Working elephants moving teak. Sawing and trimming techniques. Elephants bathing. Mergin Archipelago. Mergin on the Tensserim River. View of harbour and small pagodas. Buddhist priests. Street scenes. Wilson and Pemberton in rickshaw. Burmese dancer in traditional costume. Scenes of Nicobar Islands introduced by a detailed intertitle. Nancowry. Outrigger canoe. (possibly) Ranee Islon of Nancowry meeting Lady Walwyn on board ship. Colombo: Flagship of East India Squadron, Royal Indian Navy ‘Hawkins’ in harbour. Botanical gardens Peradeniya. Portrait of superintended Peters. Temple of the Tooth, Kandy. Karwar: R.I. N ships. Journey up Kalvinadi river for crocodile hunting. Bombay harbour.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 17

B&W. 11:14min. Mogok, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar). 1931-35. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Mogok: scenes of the ruby mine town surrounded by mountains. Bungalow and garden. Scenes of town with small pagodas. Scenes of ruby mining techniques and equipment. Sir Humphrey and lady Walwyn at the sorting table. Portraits of inspector of mines and mine owner. Cutting lapislazuli and other precious stones; a selection of cut stones from the District. Seller of tea. Magok market showing different hill people, mostly women. A band of gongs. Hill people. Portrait of a Burmese woman wearing a ‘tamein’. Pagodas at Magwe. Reclining Buddha. Wilson and Pemberton going for a swim. Maung Tin Tut – hosting a show of Burmese dances.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 16

B&W. 9:37min. Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar). 1931-35. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Street and river scenes. Mandalay: street and station scenes. Great Audience Hall. Views of pagodas and close shots of carving details. Arakan Pagoda. Riffles recruited from the Hill communities. Irrawaddy Steamer: machinery and paddles. Rats of teak and paddy. Shipboard pastime scenes. Coastal views.

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 15

B&W. 11:04min. Calcutta (Kolkata), India; Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar. 1931-35. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Calcutta: street scenes; Victoria Memorial; statue of Lord Hardinge; the Cenotaph; plate indicating the 1756 ‘Black Hole’ site in Dalhousie Square; Kalighat kali temple; British and Indian firefighters at Howrah Oil Mills Co Ltd Mill no 2. Wilson and Pemberton on board H.M.I.S. Clive as guests of Vice-Admiral Walwyn: scenes of activities on deck. Rangoon: harbour and street scenes; fishing ships and rowing boats; Dalhousie street: rickshaws; the Sule Pagoda; bazaar scenes; the Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding buildings. Statue of reclining Buddha; Tazaungs (small shrines) filled with gifts; close-up shot of pagoda carving. (film with captions)

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 14

B&W. 11:07min. Bombay (Mumbai), India. 2 February 1934. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Inspection of the Royal Indian Marine by Lord Brabourne, Governor of Bombay. Vice-Admiral Sir Humphrey Walwyn introducing H.E. Lord Brabourne to Heads of Departments. H.E. embarks in ‘Diamond’ en route for HMIS ‘Clive’ to witness ‘General Drill’. Lord Brabourne boards ‘Clive’ introductins and inspection. Scenes of loading gun and firing; close-up of wading; signaling; ‘out collision mat’ fire stations; lowering lifeboats. H.M.I.S ‘Hindustan’ and ‘Cornwallis’ seen from ‘Clive’. Scenes of Sir Humphrey Walwyn and Lord Brabourne in ‘Diamond’. H.E. at the Depot ship, H.M.I.S. ‘Dalhousie’, the training ship for boys. ‘R.I.M signal school’. Scenes of boys learning morse. Party walk to Gunnery School. Practice loading. ‘Having visited the R.I.M. Officers’ Mess, H.E. leaves for Government House’. (film with captions)

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 13

B&W. 10:51min. Bombay (Mumbai), India. 9 December 1933. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. ‘The Public Departure of His Excellency the Governor of Bombay and Lady Sykes, 9th December 1933’. Inspection of domestic servants, A.D.C’s; the H.E. ‘bodyguard’ the Bombay Light Horse. Bodyguard mounts and moves off. Governor Frederick Sykes and Lady Sykes in landau carriage. Procession passes Bori Bunder. Procession and inspection parade on the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area and in front of Gateway of India. ‘Their Excellencies embark in the launch ‘Diamond’ for the SS ‘Mooltan’. Scenes of various dignitaries. Individual farewells. Views over quayside and of ships and boats festively decorated. Launch ‘Diamond’ moves away. Bombay Flying Club joins in the salute fired by the ships of the Royal Indian marine. Three biplanes flying over. Views of Gateway of India. 
(film with captions)

Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 12

B&W. 1:59min. South India. 1931-35. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Waterfalls. Man on a cliff near waterfall. Extended sequence of waterfalls.