• Short Summary

    Four a.m. is a bleak enough time to start the day; but Lee Stacey's been?

  • Description


    EARLY MORNING AT THE FARM
    2 1/2 ft


    CS LITTLE CLOCK
    4 1/2 ft


    MAN OVER STOVE (STACEY)
    5 1/2 ft


    CS COOKING FOOD
    6 1/2 ft


    MS PEOPLE EATING
    8 ft


    GV PEOPLE EATING
    10 ft


    NORMAN GREY EATING
    12 ft


    PEOPLE OUT OF BUILDING AT DAWN
    16 ft


    LS MEN MOVING AGAINST HORIZON
    19 1/2 ft


    LS SHEEP BEING DRIVEN
    22 ft


    CS DOG
    25 1/2 ft


    GV SHEEP
    26 1/2 ft


    MS LAMB ALONG
    28 ft


    PAN OVER MOB
    31 ft


    STACEY WALKS BEHIND MOB
    33 1/2 ft


    MS DOG ON ROAD
    35 1/2 ft


    MOB DOWN ROAD
    38 1/2 ft


    DOG AROUND IN WATER
    41 1/2 ft


    SHEEP DOWN ROAD
    43 1/2 ft


    LS HOUSE
    45 1/2 ft


    WOMAN MAKING FOOD
    48 ft


    CLOSER WITH FOOD
    50 ft


    MRS. STACEY WORKING
    51 1/2 ft


    PUTTING FOOD IN BAG
    54 1/2 ft


    DITTO
    57 ft'


    MOB IN YARD
    60 ft


    CLOSER YARD & PAN OVER
    63 1/2 ft


    DRAFTING RACE
    64 1/2 ft


    CS ABORIGINE NORMAN YARRAN
    66 1/2 ft


    CS STACEY
    68 ft


    MORE OF RACE
    73 1/2 ft


    MILLING MOB OF SHEEP
    75 ft


    PAN OVER YARDS
    76 1/2 ft


    CS DRIVING THEM THROUGH TO TRUCK
    80 ft


    DRIVING
    83 ft


    SHEEP INTO TRUCK
    85 ft


    BOY
    86 ft


    SHUNTING TRUCK
    92 ft


    PAN TO TRAIN
    96 ft


    CS SHEEP
    97 ft


    LS TRAIN
    99 ft


    EATING LUNCH UNDER TRAINS
    100 1/2 ft


    BOY DRINKS
    102 1/2 ft


    FOOD ON TABLE
    104 ft


    TWO MEN TALK
    106 1/2 ft


    MAN RATS
    108 1/2 ft


    GV EATING
    111 ft


    TRAIN TOWARDS & PAST
    116 1/2 ft


    SV TRAIN
    119 1/2 ft


    TRAVEL WITH TRAIN
    124 ft


    SHIP AT DOCK
    126 1/2 ft


    LOADING CANCASES
    131 1/2 ft


    LOWERED INTO HOLD
    139 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Four a.m. is a bleak enough time to start the day; but Lee Stacey's been up an hour getting breakfast today. An early start is essential -- it's lamb train day and the Stacey Lamb Train is an important annual event in the Quirading Shire, east of Perth.

    Upward of forty-men will arrive through the day to help with the mustering and drafting.

    The Stacey property covers 17-thousand acres and carries about 15 na 16-thousand sheep. About 15-thousand were mustered to cut-out the lambs for this year's train.

    The Stacey homestead becomes the catering centre for the day with stockmen's wives lending a hand to prepare food for the man on the job. In charge here is Mrs. Les Stacey.

    It's a long hard day. Seven-thousand-275 lambs were to be freighted out by evening -- a new record for the annual train.

    Norman Yarran has worked on every MUSTER with Les Stacey for 22-years. This year they were to consign the one-hundred-thousandth lamb for export from the property.

    By mid-day the first lambs were being loaded. As the day progressed, 66-double-deck sheep wagons would be filled.

    The loading operation went on non-stop until 5:30 in the evening. It's claimed to be a world record for a single consignment for any one producer. To save time, the food prepared at the homestead was eaten by the track.

    It could only be a short break until the train was on its way -- the biggest lamb train ever hauled by the Western Australian Government Railways, about on-third of a mile long.

    Just 48-hours after leaving the property, for Robbs Jetty near Fremantle on the coast, the beasts were slaughtered and processed -- being loaded for shipment to the United Kingdom.

    It was the end for another year to the Stacey Lamb Train story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IOK2A5N5JHN8YNG0J02CUTZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IOK2A5N5JHN8YNG0J02CUTZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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