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    Note: Location of events unknown - Australia?

    M/S of aborigines dancing. C/U of sack that reads: 'DUBOSIA'. The commentator says that the plant contains the drug hyoscine. M/Ss of man shovelling the leaves of the plant into crushing machine. C/U of man holding leaves in one hand and ground powder in the other. Several shots of large percolators. The commentator says the hyoscine is extracted here with the aid of alcohol. Man with goggles. He look into vat. M/S of man wearing gas mask steering bucket with hyoscine in. Various more shots of the drug being made until eventually it is a white powder. The commentator says the drug is very good for disordered nerves.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50097
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1560.24
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:21:00 / 01:46:48:00
    Canister:
    NSP 368
    Sort Number:
    NSP 368
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Aboriginals Biology Aborigines in Australia History of Medicine
  • Stills

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

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