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Rabaul - Town in the Shadow of a Volcano

A look around the New Guinean town of Rabaul and the nearby volcano.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 9 | Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Good HAS town of Rabaul on bay. Indigenous man looking out from land to sea. GS canoe paddles to shore, man standing on wreckage of ship in harbour remains from Second World War. CU rusting boat. Indigenous and non-indigenous children in uniform playing in playground on rocking equipment. Children with mission nun wearing white habit. Line of indigenous and non indigenous small girls. Children sliding down slide watched by nun in full length white habit.
Access No. 43980 | 55 secs | 1950s | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Indigenous men walking on and spreading large quantity of cocoa beans. CU one man looking at handful of beans. Indigenous men (Pulai?) who are shareholders in business weighing goods in basket on scales. HAS markets, non-indigenous man buying flowers and carrying away bunch of bananas.
Access No. 130861 | 49 secs | 1950s | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
LS land looking out to sea and hills beyond. Men in canoes with volcano behind (The Mother). Non indigenous male tourist being paddled in canoe by indigenous men. Pan pile of ash. Men in canoe get out and pull canoe to shore. Men climbing volcano, guide helps tourist climb up. VS inside crater, ash. Tourist takes photograph. HAS town of Rabaul on bay.
Access No. 130862 | 1 min 11 secs | 1950s | Rabaul, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |