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Northern Territory - Desert Mica

The mining of mica in the isolated region of Harts Range.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 3 | Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Director : Hugh McInnes |
Miners entering mine, miner with pick, looking at pieces of mica. Miner pushing trolley full of rock out of mine and emptying it. Mine with compressor, drilling, lighting fuse of explosive, explosion. Clearing ground, removing rubble and sheets of mica. Woman and children working with mica at camp. Old Bren gun carrier, men loading equipment onto it and going up steep incline. WS across desert landscape Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 46516 | 2 mins | 1940s | Harts Range, NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |