• Short Summary

    THE ATMOSPHERE IS A BORROWED BLEND OF LATIN AMERICA AND HAWAII, AND BEHIND IT ALL, THE CONSTANT CLANG OF CASH REGISTERS.

  • Description

    THE ATMOSPHERE IS A BORROWED BLEND OF LATIN AMERICA AND HAWAII, AND BEHIND IT ALL, THE CONSTANT CLANG OF CASH REGISTERS. FEW WOULD CALL IT PARADISE, EXCEPT PERHAPS THE SHREWED BUSINESSMAN AND THE TOURIST OPERATOR. EVEN THE REASON FOR ITS SUCCESS REMAINS A MYSTERY, YET SURFER'S PARADISE FOR ITS SUCCESS REMAINS A MYSTERY, YET SURFER'S PARADISE RETAINS ITS POSITION AS AUSTRALIA'S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTION.

    SUFFERS' PARADISE IS AND ENIGMA. THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WINDSWEPT, THE SURF OFTEN TREACHEROUS. YET BOTH THE HOT QUEENSLAND SUN AND PROVIDENCE SMILE DOWN ON THIS TWO AND A HALF MILE STRETCH OF QUEENSLAND'S GOLD COAST....GOLD, INDEED, FOR SOMETHING LIKE 32-MILLION POUNDS A YEAR POURS THROUGH ITS CASH REGISTERS.

    A FACTORY WITH 60 EMPLOYEES IS THE GOLD COAST'S SECOND BIGGEST PRIVATE INDUSTRY, AFTER RUTILE MINING. THE MANUFACTURER, MRS. PAULA STAFFORD, WAS ASKED IF THE BIKINI'S WERE STILL BIG BUSINESS.

    IN THE MIDST OF THE GROWING TOWN, A NEAT RESIDENCE STANDS IN SOLITARY DEFIANCE OF THE TOURIST BOOM. ITS TRIM LAWNS AND GARDENS SPRAWL OVER AN ACRE OF THE MOST VALUABLE LAND IN SURFERS, BUT THE OWNER REFUSES TO PART WITH IT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6N5M8NLE5V55MVDI1JCZM1FHA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6N5M8NLE5V55MVDI1JCZM1FHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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