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Touring Through the Centre

A trip across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs illustrating the nature of the country and some of its distinctive features.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes |
Desert landscapes. Steam train. MacDonnell Ranges. Alice Springs. Buses in landscape. Cliff faces, rock formations Simpsons Gap, Stanley Chasm. Emily's Gap, waterhole. Tourist camp, people at tables. Aboriginal people carrying spears. Rock paintings and Aboriginal man painting watercolour. Bus on dirt road. Boulders of the Devils Marbles. Tennant Creek, mine. Iron Ore. Camel train. Bus and tourists at windmill. Water and reeds in bore. Men eating wild roadside watermelons. Bustard (wild turkey) through long grass. Cattle on plains. Cattle herded through Barkly Tableland into Queensland, stockmen on horses. Elsey Station. Cemetery, sign Òthe Maluka's GraveÓ. Headstones for Aeneas James Gunn and Henry Ventlia Peckham. Giant ant hills, Creeks and springs. Llilac waterlily. Man swinging off rope into waterhole. Aboriginal using irrigation canal, orchard. Manton Dam. Darwin with art deco shops bombed building. Houses on stilts. School children, buses, children playing outside. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 60671 | 9 mins 45 secs | 1940s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |