• Short Summary

    WIVES OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH SERVICEMEN AND MALAYSIAN WOMEN ARE BRINGING NEW HOPE TO THE ORPHANS ATTACHED TO THE CONVENT OF THE HOLY INFANT JESUS IN PENANG, THE PART ISLAND STATE OF NORTHERN MALAYA.

  • Description

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    LS ORPHANAGE
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    2.
    CU SIGN -- HOLY INFANT JESUS
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    3.
    MS SERVICE WIVES AND NUN PLAY WITH ORPHANS (THREE SHOTS)
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    4.
    MS CHILDREN AT PLAY
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    5.
    CU MRS. PATON PLAYING WITH CHILDREN
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    MS MRS. SOON (RIGHT) MRS. PATON AND ANOTHER PLAYING WITH CHILD
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    7.
    MS NUN AMONG ORPHANS
    0.59



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    Background: WIVES OF AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH SERVICEMEN AND MALAYSIAN WOMEN ARE BRINGING NEW HOPE TO THE ORPHANS ATTACHED TO THE CONVENT OF THE HOLY INFANT JESUS IN PENANG, THE PART ISLAND STATE OF NORTHERN MALAYA. THE ORPHANAGE IS RUN BY A ROMAN CATHOLIC ORDER OF NUNS.

    MRS. JOAN PATON, WIFE OF AN AUSTRALIAN AIRMAN SERVING IN MALAYA, HELPED ENLIST A BAND OF BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN SERVICE WIVES TO HELP THE NUNS AT THE ORPHANAGE. THE WOMEN ROSTERED THEMSELVES EACH DAY TO WASH COTS, CLEAN WINDOWS AND FEED THE BABIES.

    MANY OF THE ORPHANS TAKEN TO THE CONVENT ARE FOUND ABANDONED IN THE STREET AND THE BIG MAJORITY ARE GIRLS. A NUMBER OF THEM WERE FOUND TO BE CHRONICALLY ILL, SOME WITH HOLE IN THE HEART AILMENTS AND OTHERS WITH DEFORMITIES.

    MRS. JOAN PATON AND HER HELPERS HAVE HELPED TO RAISE $20,000 (MALAYSIAN) (ABOUT GBP2,500 STERLING) FROM DONATIONS AND FETES TO HAVE THREE CHILDREN UNDERGO HOLE-IN-HEART OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. SHE WILL SHORTLY LEAVE FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT IS TO BE HEADED BY MRS. JESSIE SOON, WIFE OF A CHINESE DOCTOR IN PENANG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4B0TU7NR23LEBFRZ7B6TTKO4S
    Media URN:
    VLVA4B0TU7NR23LEBFRZ7B6TTKO4S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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