• Short Summary

    Given a civic welcome in Salisbury is the Mayor of Durban Councillor Ted Shaw and to mark the occasion he is presented with an Illuminated Address by the Mayor of Salisbury, Mr.

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    Given a civic welcome in Salisbury is the Mayor of Durban Councillor Ted Shaw and to mark the occasion he is presented with an Illuminated Address by the Mayor of Salisbury, Mr. Posselt. Mr. Shaw is the son of a Rhodesian Pioneer which made his welcome all the more cordial, and in return he presented a stinkwood tea tray to the City Council. During his tour Mr. Shaw visited the Tobacco Producers Floors where he was warmly received on his arrival. It no doubt occurred to him that Tobacco indirectly benefits his own city, for the sale of tobacco provides the wherewithal for many Rhodesians to spend their holidays in Durban. Getting a firsthand view of the Federation's industrial development, the visiting mayor was taken on a tour of Lever Brothers, who of course have a large factory in Durban as well. His itinerary included Kariba, which is now the Federation's greatest tourist attraction, and he tried to capture its awe-inspiring vastness on film. Progress at Kariba has reached the stage where the conductors which will carry power from the generators on the South Bank to the North, are being stretched across the gorge. A thin wire is winched across, attached to the aluminium covered conductors. Six such conductors will carry the power in 3 phases. each of 330 thousand volts. It's a tricky operation, guided entirely by telephone.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QCRZU6QZTJNT770MKSWQK6OF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QCRZU6QZTJNT770MKSWQK6OF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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