• Short Summary

    The first test of feeling among mine workers at Mount Isa over the declaration of a state of emergency will come in the Western Queensland mining town tomorrow morning.

  • Description


    SLAG HEAP AT MT. ISA MINE



    PIT HEAD



    IDLE RAILWAYS



    IDLE PIT HEAD



    IDLE SMOKE STACKS



    STAR THEATRE



    PAT MACKIE TALKS TO A.B.C. REPORTER



    VARIOUS SHOTS OF PEOPLE



    PEOPLE IN STREETS AND SHOPS



    AUSTRALIAN WORKERS' UNION



    SIGN "MOUNT ISA"



    FILM INCLUDES SOF WITH PAT MACKIE



    SENT UNCUT TO CATCH AIRCRAFT



    SINGAPORE AND NEW ZEALAND SERVICED.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first test of feeling among mine workers at Mount Isa over the declaration of a state of emergency will come in the Western Queensland mining town tomorrow morning. The state of emergency was declared by the Queensland Government on Thursday, fifteen weeks after miners at Mount Isa banned contract mining and began working for wages only. The meeting of members of the Australian Workers' Union in Mt. Isa tomorrow will decide if they will agree to this. The mass meeting, which could draw as many as 1,500 members of the A.W.U. to the town's Star Theatre will bring into the open a clash between the two factions. One represents the official line. The other is a breakaway group led by a Mount Isa miner, Mr. Pat Mackie, who's been expelled from the A.W.U. and dismissed from Mount Isa Mines.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19WRLW9NFGL64LQ8JMTTPRVXM
    Media URN:
    VLVA19WRLW9NFGL64LQ8JMTTPRVXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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