Up at Haddon Rig sheep stud, near Warren a Bristol aircraft was unloaded before it returned to Sydney with forty-five stud rams for the Diamond Jubilee Sheep Show.
Plane at Haddon Rig, unloading baled hay
MS men unloading from front of aircraft
Bush kids look on as blokes walk past with bale on shoulder
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Blokes unloading baled hay
Mrs. Faulkner out of homestead
Mrs. Faulkner through front gate, walk to car, get in
Meanwhile, at airport rams loaded from truck
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Mrs. Faulkner drives to airport, past camera in gate
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High angle close-up ram walks along ramp, covered with straw
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Mrs. Faulkner talks with manager
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Three blocks laughing
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Plane down runway
Travelling shot from aircraft
Close-up wheels spinning
Shot sheep inside the aircraft
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Rams head - three
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Aerial shot of country
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Over wing to mountains, etc.
Close-up pilot looking down
Close-up hands holding map
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Shadow of plane over ground
Mr. Faulkner watching landing
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Plane taxies in
GBS Faulkner Haddon Rig sign
Crowd around nose of plane open
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Close-up low angle of Mrs. Faulkner and Mr. Faulkner looking at something
Mrs. Faulkner, Pilot, Mrs. Faulkner together
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Background: Up at Haddon Rig sheep stud, near Warren a Bristol aircraft was unloaded before it returned to Sydney with forty-five stud rams for the Diamond Jubilee Sheep Show. Meanwhile at the homestead, Mrs. Faulkner, wife of the owner Mr. G.B.S. Faulkner was leaving to watch the loading operation. Later she and two jackeroos were to travel to Sydney with the rams. Even before she arrived at the airstrip on the property, the loading was well under way, for the aircraft was running to a tight schedule. It had exactly five hours, to fly from Sydney, unload, reload and return to Sydney.
Mrs. Faulkner, Mr. A.B. Ramsay, the manager of the stud, and the men all breathed a sigh of relief as the plane taxied off. Their part of the operation had been completed without harm to the sheep which are worth about 40-thousand pounds.
Inside the plane the rams stood quietly...Each in his own compartment and tethered by a head rope. Soon the 85-thousand acres station lay behind and Lione, Lovan Praag - the pilot - was heading for Sydney. Van Praag once was a champion speedway rider, and later a wartime pilot. He won the George Medal for bravery after his plane had been shot down in the Pacific.
At Mascot, Mr. Faulkner waited for the plane to touch down. Naturally he was worried about his valuable stock. From them - chosen out of the 40-thousand stud stock on his property - he hopes to have a sheep show champion ... another ram to win laurels for Haddon Rig.