• Short Summary

    Australian-born journalist Wilfred Burchett arrived home in Sydney on Thursday (22 February) from North Vietnam after finally being given a new passport.

  • Description

    Australian-born journalist Wilfred Burchett arrived home in Sydney on Thursday (22 February) from North Vietnam after finally being given a new passport.

    Mr. Burchett covered the Korean and Vietnam wars from North Korea and North Vietnam, and when he lost his original passport, the former Liberal Government in Australia refused to renew it. The reason for the refusal was "because of his actions during the Korean war".

    The newly-installed Labour Government issued him with a new passport, and Mr. Burchett will spend six weeks in Australia lecturing in most states and making films.

    Mr. Burchett, who told newsmen that he wasn't a member of the Communist Party, said he would be prepared to go before a Government inquiry into his actions.

    The following is a transcript of Mr. Burchett's news conference at Sydney Airport.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DRBG5XVTFL4FX2Y7PLOUB0DK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DRBG5XVTFL4FX2Y7PLOUB0DK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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