FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Sports and Recreation

A look at some of the traditional and unusual sports that take place in the Northern Territory.
Series : Northern Territory Contact | Episode : 9 | Year : 1981 | Total Duration : 5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Ian Walker |
Alice Springs Rodeo, men sitting on fence with big hats and wide cowboy chaps. Man in ring on crutches. Man hitting weight with hammer . Men practicing riding techniques. Bull riding, one man almost trampled. Slow motion of men on bucking horses, some falling off, one rescued by man on horse alongside. Henley on Todd Regatta. Women dressed in turn of the century type bathing costume and cap. Man in clown clothing in boat on sand. March past of large women in striped clothing. Races in boats and water skis and other comedy acts in desert. Beer can regatta on water in Darwin, all boats made from cans. Boy playing in sand. Vessels, some rowed by teams, some with motors. Horse racing on rough dirt track. Race in dust. Alice Springs Camel Cup races, reluctant camels.
Access No. 126571 | 5 mins 4 secs | 1980s | Alice Springs, Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |