• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    Plane at Haddon Rig, unloading baled hay
    2 ft

    2.
    MS men unloading from front of aircraft
    4 ft

    3.
    Bush kids look on as blokes walk past with bale on shoulder
    5 1/2 ft

    4.
    Blokes unloading baled hay
    7 ft

    5.
    Mrs. Faulkner out of homestead
    9 ft

    6.
    Mrs. Faulkner through front gate, walk to car, get in
    14 ft

    7.
    Meanwhile, at airport rams loaded from truck
    16 1/2 ft

    8.
    Mrs. Faulkner drives to airport, past camera in gate
    20 1/2 ft

    9.
    High angle close-up ram walks along ramp, covered with straw
    22 1/2 ft

    10.
    Mrs. Faulkner talks with manager
    24 ft

    11.
    Close-up manager
    25 1/2 ft

    12.
    Three blocks laughing
    26 1/2 ft

    13.
    Plane down runway
    29 ft

    14.
    Travelling shot from aircraft
    32 ft

    15.
    Close-up wheels spinning
    34 ft

    16.
    Shot sheep inside the aircraft
    35 1/2 ft

    17.
    Rams head - three
    38 1/2 ft

    18.
    Aerial shot of country
    40 1/2 ft

    19.
    Close-up pilot
    41 1/2 ft

    20.
    Over wing to mountains, etc.
    43 ft

    21.
    Close-up pilot looking down
    45 ft

    22.
    Close-up hands holding map
    46 1/2 ft

    23.
    Shadow of plane over ground
    49 ft

    24.
    Mr. Faulkner watching landing
    50 1/2 ft

    25.
    Plane taxies in
    54 ft

    26.
    GBS Faulkner Haddon Rig sign
    55 ft

    27.
    Crowd around nose of plane open
    56 1/2 ft

    28.
    Close-up low angle of Mrs. Faulkner and Mr. Faulkner looking at something
    58 ft

    29.
    Close-up ram
    59 ft

    30.
    Mrs. Faulkner, Pilot, Mrs. Faulkner together
    61 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HX6WNKK0GHD93U1VFMH4A8P2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HX6WNKK0GHD93U1VFMH4A8P2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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