• Short Summary

    Although Dutch nationals leaving Indonesia have taken the maximum permissible amount of personal luggage with them there is a great deal which it is either to expensive or impracticable, or both, to take away with them.

  • Description

    Although Dutch nationals leaving Indonesia have taken the maximum permissible amount of personal luggage with them there is a great deal which it is either to expensive or impracticable, or both, to take away with them. There are no restrictions, of course, but land and bricks and mortar are not easily transportable.

    While many are successful in getting reasonably fair prices for the property they are unable to take away, others are less so and are forced to put it up for suction. As may be imagined, a wide variety of goods and chattels find themselves in the hands of the sunctioneers-- crockery, perambulators, tables, chairs, in fact everything to be found in the average home.

    There is keen bidding and the goods fetch fair prices. Due to the monsoon rains much property which had been stored in the open was ruined and went under the hammer at knock-down prices.

    Once sold, there is great activity in transporting purchases away - cycle rickshaws, horse carriages are hired profitably to take the goods to new homes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JMPEY1XTFPG6X0D7ER3VAJXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JMPEY1XTFPG6X0D7ER3VAJXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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