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Cocos Island - Australia Develops Vital New Air Link

The construction of a new airstrip provides a direct link from Cocos Island to Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 59 | Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 8 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Construction of international airport on the Cocos Islands enabling direct service to South Africa, aerial of airstrip, plane lands, local inhabitants, VS children, VS baby turtles on beach, boats - dugongs, transporting coconuts for production of copra, women working, slicing and sorting coconuts, coconuts drying, men hunting wild birds, Frigate bird eggs, wireless and weather stations, weather balloon, palms cleared, surveyor, machine digging coral for airstrip, Department of Civil Aviation and Royal Australian Air Force, control tower under construction, refuelling tanks, Australian airport workers in purpose-built village, having open-air bath , barber cutting hair, Airman's Club, men drinking beer, Keeling Island, relics of Emden (WWI) on beach, radio room, plane taking off.
Access No. 43319 | 7 mins 33 secs | 1950s | Cocos Islands | © NFSA | B&W |