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Rich Asbestos Mine Opens up Remote Area

A look at the asbestos mine and growing settlement in the Wittenoom Gorge, Western Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 20 | Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Map of Australia, stick pointing to Wittenoom Gorge. Air to air shot small aircraft flying in area. Aerial shots gorge and settlement. Ground shots settlement. Man surveying, bulldozer. Man mowing, woman puts baby in cot outside with mosquito net cage over top. Miners with bare chests enter mine on foot. Digging inside. Outside, small train. Man measuring piece of asbestos. Rock on conveyor belt. Hand in sack of asbestos.
Access No. 1300 | 2 mins 10 secs | 1940s | Wittenoom Gorge, Hamersley Ranges, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |