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Bush Hostel

A look at how a family from a remote homestead are able to send their children to school by staying in a hostel especially provided for bush children.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 134 | Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Jeep through outback desert near dingo proof fence. Man, Merv Todd, and two boys get out to repair fence. Truck up to homestead at Adelaide Gateon Qld, NSW border. Night, interior house, 3 children doing school work by kerosene lamp, children getting in to bed. Jeep across outback, into Tibooburra. Greeted at hostel by Matron Nellie Mills. Mills and children in kitchen. Children eating meal. Children brushing teeth, going to bed in dormitory. Children enter schoolhouse, Tibooburra Primary School. New children from Todd family. Todd and wife driving home. Dingo fence in outback. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40425 | 4 mins 54 secs | 1960s | Adelaide Gate, Tibooburra, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |