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Report on Rum Jungle

The opening of the Rum Jungle Uranium Treatment Plant.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 79 | Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Pan of treatment plant for uranium ore, Prime Minister R.G. Menzies arrives for opening, greeted by Supply Minister Mr Veal (?), International Harvester loader in B/G, miners in hard hats with torches, smoking, FJ Holden car, homes and community centre in Batchelor, General Manager, Mr Christie (phonetic) with his family, Batchelor Primary School, children in sand pit, people buying provisions, baby with dog, string bag and bottle of beer on footpath, Jack White - discoverer of original deposit, prospecting and checking for radioactivity with Geiger counter, diamond drill inside laboratory, looking at geology sample through microscope, open cut mining, man on tractor smoking , CU on uranium powder, (1954)
Access No. 40397 | 4 mins 51 secs | 1950s | Rum Jungle, Batchelor, NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |