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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia. Communist leaders are arrested for causing miner's strike, which cripples Aussie trade. Australian voiceovered newsreel material.

    LV Idle coal mine. Angle shot idle pit-head wheel. SV Miners walking out of cage. LV Miners idling about on street corner.

    LV Workers leaving factory. SV Workers leaving factory. GV Power station. SV Interior controls of power station. SV Idle dynamos etc. SV Man and woman boiling kettle on improvised fire. SV Woman putting tea into can and heating can with blow lamp. SV Woman cooking on improvised fire with bricks. LV Idle tram cars in depot.

    Angle shot Australian Communist Party Central Committee Headquarters building pan down crowd and police outside. SV Police outside entrance. SV Police in plain clothes loading up lorry with crates and bundles of Communist papers. SV Police throwing bundles of papers onto lorry. SV Plain clothes police putting large crate onto lorry.

    Pan SV Communist President Idris Williams talking to man in street. SV Two judges entering building. LV Wharf labourers demonstrating outside court house. SV Police controlling men. Top view men assembled outside entrance to court. SV Top view police controlling men. SV Interior police arresting Communist Pres. Idris Williams. CU Mr Justice Foster, SV Pan Communist agitators with clenched fists outside courthouse. SV Police leading out General Secretary of the Miners Federation G W S Grant. SV Pan police leading out Communist President Idris Williams into black maria. SV Handful of Communist agitators with clenched fists.

    Possibly connected with 49/59 - MD. Film shows signs of the start of decomposition.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:01:00 / 01:31:51:00
    UNSO Reel 070 H
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 070 H
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    mining 2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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