• Short Summary

    FOR ANYONE NEARLY A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME AND WHO HASN'T HAD A LETTER FROM THEIR FAMILY NINE MONTHS A SHIP IS A VERY WELCOME SIGHT.

  • Description

    FOR ANYONE NEARLY A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME AND WHO HASN'T HAD A LETTER FROM THEIR FAMILY NINE MONTHS A SHIP IS A VERY WELCOME SIGHT. FOR THE AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC PARTY ON MACQUARIE ISLAND, THE SHIP WHICH RECENTLY CALLED AT THEIR BARREN HOME MEANT A BATCH OF MAIL AND FRESH VEGETABLES.

    IT ALSO MEANT THAT THE MEN COULD LOOK FORWARD TO GOING HOME, FOR THE SHIP WAS CARRYING A RELIEF PARTY TO TAKE OVER DUTY AT THE ANTARCTIC STATION.

    EACH PARTY SPENDS 12 MONTHS ON THE ISLAND, WHICH HAS BEEN PART OF TASMANIAN TERRITORY FOR ALMOST 150 YEARS, CONDUCTING AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTS AND GATHERING WEATHER INFORMATION.

    AFTER RESTOCKING THE ISLAND'S LARDER THERE'S A CHANCE FOR THE MEN TO CATCH UP WITH THE NEWS FORM HOME. DURING THEIR YEAR ON THE ISLAND THEY HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE RABBIT PROBLEM FOR THE TASMANIAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

    BUT NOW FOR THEM ITS BACK TO CITY LIFE AND ALL ITS PROBLEMS - NONE OF WHICH WILL QUITE MATCH UP TO KEEPING INQUISITIVE SEALS AT BAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28AEBGEAFCIBXSZW13M52BUGX
    Media URN:
    VLVA28AEBGEAFCIBXSZW13M52BUGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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