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ID number F07027
Title Darwin and Central Australia
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Maker Munro, Kenneth John (Cinematographer)
Places made
  • Australia: Northern Territory, Adelaide River
  • Australia: Northern Territory, Alice Springs
  • Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 1942
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 26 min 41 sec
Video Download video 117.71 MB
Note Open

Description

Open plain somewhere between Victoria River, Downs Station and Darwin, a herd of cattle in the distance. Soldiers operating Well Drilling Plant. Tents being erected at Adelaide River for Army Hospital. Dismantling General Herring's Mess Hut [General Herring left Australia to take command of New Guinea Force August 1942]. 6th Division Brigadiers reading magazine under tent flap. Troops working at the Agricultural Farm at Adelaide River. Aborigines breaking in horses in station stockyard. Two members of Hygiene Section, collecting mosquito larvae. Army bus with musicians playing on roof; sign across front reads 'Aussies on Parade'. Aborigine women make up for Corroboree. Army carpenters work on framework of large goods shed in Alice Springs railway yards. Rows of crosses marking graves of victims of air raid on Darwin 19th February 1942. Bren Gun Carrier No T16572 on flat top railway wagon.

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