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Story of Port Darwin, The - 1941 (Part 1)

Darwin in April 1941. Street scenes and buildings. Smith Street. Bank of New South Wales. People dining in Darwin Hotel, The Darwin Guesthouse. Chinatown. Chinese, white and Aboriginal children. Dragon Dance & fireworks for Chinese New Year. Chinese man working in market gardens. Governor General Lord Gowrie and Administrator C L Abbott viewing military parade - Military band, sailors, Military vehicles, Soldiers. Rugby Union Football match between army 2nd/13th Artillery and the rest of Darwin. Darwin in April 1941. Industries - man cutting steel with oxy acetylane, dredging. Boats in Darwin Harbour - luggers on dry land & in distance on harbour, Storm Clouds overhead,. Monument to aviator Sir Ross Smith at Fannie Bay, small boy climbs on monument, CU inscription. Mindil Beach, people swimming at Lameroo Beach & baths, storm clouds, sunset.
Access No. 148671 | 16 mins 48 secs | 1940s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |