• Short Summary

    A group of aborigines performed a rain dance in the streets of the Victorian capital, Melbourne, on Thursday, in the hope of ending the city's long drought.

  • Description

    A group of aborigines performed a rain dance in the streets of the Victorian capital, Melbourne, on Thursday, in the hope of ending the city's long drought.

    Dressed in tribal costume and armed with bones, sacred spearhead and didgeridoos (wind instruments), they performed before a large and interested crowd.

    The first ceremony was followed by a sprinkle of rain that lasted about a minute. It was the first rain Melbourne had felt in weeks. The aborigines said it would take two or three days at least for the powerful rain dance spell to have its full effect.

    The hopes of all Melbourne people were with the rain dancers. For some weeks the city had been living under severe water restrictions and there was hardly a blade of green grass left in the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31DKX78VTWCPYPKJT7WQFHYAV
    Media URN:
    VLVA31DKX78VTWCPYPKJT7WQFHYAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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