Selkirk Collection: "Travel film" of Bahamas 1970

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 1996/163/027).


Airport with stationary Bahamas Airways air plane. Holiday yachting in Bahamas. Waterways. Moorings. Hotels at the waterside. Snorkelling at off shore reef.

Dolphins performing at Aquarium. Airport with Tri-star airliner. Yachting harbour. Cruise liners in port. 'Queen Elizabeth ll' laid up. Passage through Panama Canal. Shipping. Gaton lock. Operations of locks and railway tractors hauling ships through docks. Canal scenery. Ocean views from deck of liner. Ocean voyage on liner 'TS Hanseatic'. Visiting 'Bonair' Dutch Antilles. Cruise ships in port.

Production / Donor Details: The Selkirk collection belonged the late Lord George Douglas Hamilton, 10th Earl of Selkirk from 1926-1987. Among many other appointments, the Earl of Selkirk was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1957-59, and UK Commissioner for Singapore & Commisioner-General for South East Asia from 1959-63.



  • Selkirk Collection: "Travel film" of Bahamas 1970 (Archive)
Series Title:
Selkirk Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
approx 16 minutes
Film Gauge (Format):
Super 8mm VHS
approx 200 ft.

Production Credits

Production Details
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