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    A home made diving suit is demonstrated.

    Sydney, Australia. Introductory intertitle reads: "Where is the boy who hasn't at one time or another dreamed of sunken treasure - and the joys of diving for it? Meet a game Sydney boy who makes his own diving gear."

    Various shots of a 15 year old boy (Charlie?) getting into his home made diving suit. An older man (probably his father) helps him to put it on and some other boys assist. He wears a strange diving helmet that he has made himself, air is pumped into it. C/U of him adjusting the valve on his helmet.

    He lowers himself into the water. M/S of his friends on the surface - one of them pumps air into the suit with a motorcycle pump. Shots of the water - we can see the outline of the boy underwater. He emerges from the water and the narrator makes a joke about recovering gold bullion from the harbour.

    M/S of the boy packing up his diving outfit.

    The narrator is Australian.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:01:58:00
    PSP 748
    Sort Number:
    PSP 748
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    diving Sydney Selection, pre-WW2 Mario diving
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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