Voting in North Western area for Federal Election

Accession Number F01719
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 39 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker McNeill, D
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made 21 August 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


On Saturday 21 Aug 1943 a Federal Election was held. This subject was filmed to give an example of the difficulties under which voting is carried out in some outposts. Patients and staff in an AGH cast their vote. Troops in open voting. Deputy Returning Officer for the North Western area, a major, arriving at a lonely outpost to collect votes. He and his staff wade ashore from motor launch and set up polling booth on beach. Identified personnel: Lieutenant Cavell Becher AAMC, Gunner J. McNamara, AANS Sister Lieutenant M.L. Reilly, Captain D.M. Pender.

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