• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNIST CHINESE TRADE DELEGATION AT PRESENT TOURING AUSTRALIA SAW THE LOADING OF PART OF THEIR COUNTRY'S CURRENT WHEAT CONTRACT, AT THE GEELONG WHEAT HANDLING TERMINAL.

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    MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNIST CHINESE TRADE DELEGATION AT PRESENT TOURING AUSTRALIA SAW THE LOADING OF PART OF THEIR COUNTRY'S CURRENT WHEAT CONTRACT, AT THE GEELONG WHEAT HANDLING TERMINAL.

    THE CONTRACT IS FOR THE PURCHASE OF 825,000 TONS OF WHEAT. FIVE MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION MADE THE VISIT TO SEE HOW WHEAT IS HANDLED AT GEELONG FOR EXPORT. THEY INSPECTED THE HUGE STORAGE SHEDS AND SILOS AND SAW THE FUMIGATION AND WEIGHING OF WHEAT FOR EXPORTS. WHEAT WAS MECHANICALLY LOADED ABOARD TWO SHIPS.

    ONE OF THEM WAS THE GREEK SHIP, MYTIDIOTISSA, UNDER CHARTER TO THE COMMUNIST CHINESE GOVERNMENT. THE MYTIDIOTISSA IS TAKING ON 12,600 TONS OF WHEAT FOR A CHINESE MAINLAND PORT,. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE PARTY SAID THEY WERE SO INTERESTED THAT THEY PLANNED A RETURN VISIT TO GEELONG.

    AUSTRALIAN METHODS OF HANDLING WHEAT AND FLOUR WERE SHOWN TO A TRADE MISSION FROM COMMUNIST CHINA AT A SUNSHINE FLOUR MILL. WHEAT WAS SEEN ARRIVING BY TRAIN FROM THE COUNTRY, AND THE VISITORS THEN WATCHED THE CLEANING AND MILLING PROCESSES.

    BULK LOADING OF FLOUR FOR DELIVERY TO BAKERIES COMPLETED THE PRODUCTION OPERATION, DURING WHICH THE FLOUR WAS UNTOUCHED BY HAND. EIGHT BIG TRADE MISSIONS HAVE VISITED VICTORIA IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7RFSXFB7ZSMGGUE8NBFRMCFY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RFSXFB7ZSMGGUE8NBFRMCFY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1961
    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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