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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Titles read: 'KOALAS REMOVED FROM QUAIL ISLAND'.

    Victoria, Australia.

    At Quail Island Sanctuary we see several shots of men, including Mr Frederick Lewis - Chief Inspector of Game and Fisheries, removing Koala bears from bare trees using a long pole with a noose on the end. The bears are hooked with the noose, then dropped onto a blanket below. One proves to be a little difficult to catch, making his own way down the tree trunk with the noose around him.

    A bear in a bag is emptied into a wooden crate. The bears are taken by rowing boat back to the road, where a small van drives them to Trentham - 100 miles away. A crowd of children wait by a forest with an abundance of eucalyptus trees. The children watch while the bears are let out of the crates and climb quickly up the trees. C/Us of Koalas, chewing leaves and looking thoughtful!

    Note: the bears are being moved because of the bad conditions they are living in, due to overpopulation.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    73986
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1944.21
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:06:00 / 01:26:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 1200 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1200 A
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Empty Island
  • Stills

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

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