• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF IRON ORE, MINED BY THE MOUNT NEWMAN MINING COMPANY AT MOUNT WHALEBACK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, LEFT PORT HEDLAND ON APRIL 1ST BOUND FOR JAPAN ABOARD THE ORE - CARRIER 'OSUMI MARU'.

  • Description

    1.
    GV QUAYSIDE WITH BANNER - FIRST SHIP LOADING CEREMONY.
    0.03

    2.
    SV MINERS ON QUAYSIDE APPLAUDING.
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    3.
    GV + SV JAPANESE ORE CARRIER OSUMI MARU ON QUAYSIDE.
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    4.
    CU NAME ON HULL.
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    5.
    SV ORE BEING LOADED ONTO SHIP.
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    6.
    SV CONVEYOR SYSTEM FOR ORE.
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    7.
    TV SHIP. (2 SHOTS)
    0.34

    8.
    SV SHIP BEING UNTIED.
    0.38

    9.
    GTV CROWDS OF QUAYSIDE AS SHIP PULLS AWAY.
    0.43

    10.
    GV SHIP PULLING AWAY. (3 SHOTS)
    0.56



    Initials GL/V/JH/SC



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    Background: THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF IRON ORE, MINED BY THE MOUNT NEWMAN MINING COMPANY AT MOUNT WHALEBACK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, LEFT PORT HEDLAND ON APRIL 1ST BOUND FOR JAPAN ABOARD THE ORE - CARRIER 'OSUMI MARU'. THIS SHIPMENT IS PART OF AN ORDER FOR 146 MILLION TONS WORTH 1,000 MILLION DOLLARS.

    THE MOUNT NEWMAN MINING COMPANY HAS INVESTED 190 MILLION DOLLARS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE EXPORTING OF MOUNT WHALEBACK ORE PROFITABLE. THIS INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 265-MILE (400 KMS) RAILWAY FROM THE MINES TO PORT HEDLAND. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE POPULATION OF PORT HEDLAND WILL RISE IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS TO 30,000, AND BY THAT TIME THE HARBOUR SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE 30 MILLION TONS OF BULK CARGO A YEAR. WORK IS IN PROGRESS TO ENABLE THE HARBOUR TO HANDLE GIANT ORE-CARRIERS OF UP TO 100,000 TONS.

    THE WEST AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WILL RECEIVE 80 MILLION DOLLARS IN ROYALTIES ON THE JAPANESE ORDER, AND IT IS HOPED THAT MORE ORDERS WILL FOLLOW THIS VERY IMPORTANT EXPORT ORDER FOR AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EEAVMF0H1P6E5FMEVCZC7M8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EEAVMF0H1P6E5FMEVCZC7M8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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