• Short Summary

    A Bristol freighter taxies in for the start of an air-lift to King Island farms in the Bass Stratt.

  • Description

    A Bristol freighter taxies in for the start of an air-lift to King Island farms in the Bass Stratt. The Bristol is prepared at MELBOURNE airport for the first of ten flights to be made to the island. The cargo has been brought by road in an all-night journey from Coolamon in New South Wales. And ready to take the air is a consignment of sheep.....

    The sheep, of first Border Leicester Cross, are being sent to King Island to help build up flocks on soldier settlements there. The airlift was planned to spread over two days: 140 sheep were to be accommodated in each flight. In all, 1,500 sheep were being flown from the mainland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4S7RP8WKZSC75WL72Q5RFHISR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S7RP8WKZSC75WL72Q5RFHISR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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