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Tea and Sugar Train

Each week a train leaves Port Augusta for the six-day journey westwards, and another leaves Kalgoorlie to travel east, supplying people in the Nullarbor Plain with necessary goods and amenities.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 134 | Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
People seated on ground by railway lines waiting for train. Aerial train from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie. Landscape, scrub, birds flying, sand with ripples. Train through Nullarbor Plain. Children on swings in bush setting. Dog gets up wags tail as train arrives at Cook. Woman with wheelbarrow. Cook. Train carriage ÒWelfare CarÓ Mobile clinic. Mothers and babies inside with nursing sisters from Mothercraft Centre in Perth. Nurse from Thailand brought in under Columbo Plan. Injecting baby. Butchers car serve customers from train including staff from Woomera. Train Straight Section across Nullarbor Plain, outback landscape. Railway workers including migrants working and having smoko. Receive pay packets from train. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123161 | 3 mins 56 secs | 1960s | Cook, Nullarbor Plain, SA, Australia, WA | © NFSA | B&W |