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Cocos (Keeling) Islands, The

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Northwest of Australia in the Indian Ocean, provide a valuable link for Australia.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 12 | Year : 1960 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Map showing Cocos Islands. Aerials. Airstrip on West Island, Qantas plane lands, South African aircraft on tarmac, people boarding. Australian employees homes, administration buildings. Mr JW Spouks (phonetic) and wife, official Australian representative. Aerial another island. POV boat to island. Ferry/barge between islands. Cable and wireless station, radio equipment, man reads telegraph. Man and woman with gardener. Single men's quarters.
Access No. 43987 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1960s | Cocos Islands | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over Home Island. Clunies Ross family house, early settlers. Locals people sailing. Rows of coconuts drying, women shelling and sorting coconuts. Modern concrete houses for local people. Children checked by doctor (Commonwealth Medical Officer), Aerial North Kealing island. Street signs. Air radio building. Man at typewriter wearing headphones. Weather balloon launched, tracking station interior and exterior.
Access No. 43989 | 3 mins 18 secs | 1960s | Cocos Islands | © NFSA | Colour |
RAAF Hercules taxies on tarmac. Mechanical repairs on South African aircraft. Men looking at weather map. Island Council meeting outdoors. Raise Australian flag at school. Boys deliver newspaper to residents, people reading. Tennis, cricket, small Australian children playing in sea with mothers, Australian men fishing, catch shark. Aircraft takes off. Sunset over beach and palm trees.
Access No. 43991 | 3 mins 25 secs | 1960s | Cocos Islands | © NFSA | Colour |