• Short Summary

    The attempt on the world water speed record at Dumbleyung is likely to be over by this weekend if conditions are favourable.

  • Description

    1.
    ls town beside lake
    3 ft

    2.
    aerials of town (two shots)
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    ls lake and town
    11 ft

    4.
    aerial lake with boat's wake
    14 ft

    5.
    aerial two promontories
    16 ft

    6.
    aerial lake shoreline
    19 1/2 ft

    7.
    aerial square promontory
    22 ft

    8.
    ls down probable course
    26 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The attempt on the world water speed record at Dumbleyung is likely to be over by this weekend if conditions are favourable. The attempt is to be made on Thursday morning provided there is a gentle breeze and calm water. The Bluebird hydroplane is expected at Dumbleyung tomorrow night after travelling with a police escort by road from Kalgoorlie.

    In Perth, Donald Campbell's project manager, Graham FERRETT, said there would be no trial runs for this attempt. The Bluebird was turned up at Lake Bonnie in South Australia and was ready to go. He said everyone engaged on the project was confident that Bluebird would break the record, the problem was getting the right conditions. Mr. Ferrett said Lake Dumbleyung had one big advantage -- it's surface seemed to be consistent over the whole area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8OP3ZV4S2X1BDQIOEMTVR4HBJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OP3ZV4S2X1BDQIOEMTVR4HBJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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