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Solar Energy Village

A look at Paru village on Melville Island which has three totally solar run houses as well as a water pump run on solar power.
Series : Northern Territory Contact | Episode : 13 | Year : 1982 | Total Duration : 4.5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Phil Robertson |
Aerial Nguiu aboriginal settlement of Tiwi people on Bathurst Island and across channel to community of Paru on Melville Island. Aboriginal people seated, one talks to camera introducing himself as shire council member. Homes with solar panels and batteries. Solar panels and generator. Aboriginal men in truck inspect water pump. Solar panels being hosed down. Aboriginal man from shire council introducing man who maintains solar system who explains how system works. Night shots showing lighting in buildings, some open fires burning. Sunset over water.
Access No. 126580 | 4 mins 40 secs | 1980s | Nguiu, Bathurst Island; Paru, Melville Island, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |