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Desert Setting for Boom Town (Whyalla)

Whyalla in South Australia is one of the fastest growing towns in Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 11 | Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Jack S Allan |
Desert is setting for boom town . Aerial Whyalla and surrounds. Good shots of town including suburban homes. Women with babies, hospital, high school, boys into school building. Young people on beach, girls on side to side swing. Men and small boy digging trench. Girls play netball / basketball. Mining area owned by Broken Hill Pty, explosion, ore onto truck, blast furnaces, molten, harbour facilities as ore is shipped to Newcastle. Large ship ÒIron YampiÓ being built. Launch includes champagne bottle breaking.
Access No. 43494 | 3 mins 44 secs | 1940s | Whyalla, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |