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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Solitary Lighthouse off the coast of Australia.

    Solitary Island is a rugged rock off the New South Wales coast, upon which three isolated families live. C/U the Lighthouse on the island. L/U the supply ship making its way to the island. C/U A crate, carrying supplies for the inhabitants swinging along in overhead cable strung from the supply ship to the island. It is too dangerous for the ship to dock. M/S and C/U the inhabitants sort out their mail. C/U a woman handing out newspapers and comics to the children. C/U a boy studying alone. The nearest school is on the mainland. M/S a boy tending chicks. C/U a woman with her baby. C/U a small girl wheeling her dolls pram along the windswept track. The lighthouse is in the background. C/U and M/S Tom Duncan, the lighthouse keeper walking to the lighthouse. C/U he refuels the lamp and cleans the reflectors. L/S Foam breaking over the rugged rocks. C/U the supply boat bobbing about as it receives the empty crate back on board.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:15:00 / 01:15:31:00
    UN 1650 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 1650 C
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    Science & Technology Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

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