• Short Summary

    THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, YOUNGEST SON OF NEW YORK STATE'S GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER, CONTINUED IN THE SWAMPLANDS OF DUTCH NEW GUINEA, NOV 24. 23-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL, MEMBER OF A HARVARD UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION, HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE NOV 19 WHEN A SMALL CRAFT IN WHICH HE WAS TRAVELLING WENT ADRIFT IN A CROCODILE-INFESTED RIVER IN THE MERAUKE DISTRICT.

  • Description

    THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, YOUNGEST SON OF NEW YORK STATE'S GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER, CONTINUED IN THE SWAMPLANDS OF DUTCH NEW GUINEA, NOV 24. 23-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL, MEMBER OF A HARVARD UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION, HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE NOV 19 WHEN A SMALL CRAFT IN WHICH HE WAS TRAVELLING WENT ADRIFT IN A CROCODILE-INFESTED RIVER IN THE MERAUKE DISTRICT. HIS FATHER, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS TWIN SISTER, MRS MARY ROCKEFELLER STRAWBRIDGE, LEFT THE UNITED STATES IMMEDIATELY TO ASSIST IN THE SEARCH.

    DUTCH DISTRICT COMMISSIONER JANSEN GAVE THE ROCKEFELLERS EVERY ASSISTANCE. HE PRODUCED LARGE-SCALE MAPS OF THE AREA WHERE YOUNG ROCKEFELLER WAS BELIEVED TO BE AND DIRECTED RESCUE OPERATIONS. DUTCH NAVY SHIPS, AND PLANES OF THE DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCES CEASELESSLY SEARCHED THE JUNGLES AND COASTLINE.

    GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER ABANDONED HIS SEARCH TWICE, ONLY TO BE GIVEN RENEWED HOPE; FIRST WHEN AN OIL DRUM ON WHICH HIS SON WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE DRIFTED ASHORE WAS PICKED UP AND TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED BY MICHAEL'S TRAVELLING COMPANION, DUTCH ETHNOLOGIST RENE WASSING. THEN HOPES WERE REVIVED A SECOND TIME WHEN SMOKE SIGNALS WERE SIGHTED. BUT ON NOV 27 THE SMOKE WAS IDENTIFIED AS BRUSH FIRE AND IT SEEMED THAT ALL WAS LOST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KAAJRLK1CT3Z57TJPN2F3KI1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KAAJRLK1CT3Z57TJPN2F3KI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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