• Short Summary

    A DETACHMENT OF NINETY MEN IN A CONVOY OF SIXTY VEHICLES LEFT ADELAIDE ON APRIL 20 TO ESTABLISH A BASE CAMP AT MULOORINA STATION, IN THE FAR NORTH OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WHERE THEY'LL PREPARE FOR DONALD CAMPBELL'S ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    1.
    WIDE ANGLE PARADE GROUND AT KESWICK BARRACKS -- HEADQUARTERS CENTRAL COMMAND
    3 ft

    2.
    MS 2 MEN TALKING -- LEFT MR. ANDREW MUSTARD IN BACKGROUND IS THE SEMI-TRAILER CARRYING THE BLUEBIRD, RIGHT -- INSPECTOR BREBNER
    5 ft

    3.
    CU MUSTARD
    6 1/2 ft

    4.
    CU BREBNER
    8 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS MUSTARD & BREBNER WALK AWAY
    12 ft

    6.
    W.A. ARMY TROOPS WITH POLICE AT REAR
    15 ft

    7.
    INSPECTION PARTY LED BY MR. G. LEAN, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FAREWELL UNIT & WALKS AWAY
    19 ft

    8.
    CU PEOPLE LOOK
    20 ft

    9.
    H.A. PARADE
    22 ft

    10.
    M.S. ARMY TROOPS & POLICE BREAK OFF
    24 1/2 ft

    11.
    INTO TRUCK
    28 ft

    12.
    SEMI-TRAILER CARRYING THE BLUEBIRD UNDER CANVAS LEAVES THE BARRACKS
    34 ft

    13.
    BLUEBIRDS OUT OF ARMY GROUNDS
    37 ft

    14.
    SEMI-TRAILER CARRYING BLUEBIRD TRAVELLING ALONG MAIN ROAD TO OUTSKIRTS OF ADELAIDE
    14 1/2 ft

    15.
    CONVOY PASSED -- SEVERAL SHOTS
    47 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A DETACHMENT OF NINETY MEN IN A CONVOY OF SIXTY VEHICLES LEFT ADELAIDE ON APRIL 20 TO ESTABLISH A BASE CAMP AT MULOORINA STATION, IN THE FAR NORTH OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WHERE THEY'LL PREPARE FOR DONALD CAMPBELL'S ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD NEXT MONTH.

    MR. ANDREW MUSTARD, PROJECT OPERATIONS MANAGER, AND RELIEF DRIVER, SAID THAT IT WAS HOPED TO HAVE A BASE CAMP SET UP AT MULOORINA STATION SOON.

    THE DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER, MR. LEANE, INSPECTED THE POLICE AND ARMY PERSONNEL BEFORE THE SIXTY VEHICLE CONVOY LEFT FROM KESWICK BARRACKS FOR THE MULOORINA STATION.

    INSPECTOR CLIFF BREBNER THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE POLICE ARMY SUPPORT UNIT, SAID THAT MOST OF THE PERSONNEL TRAVELLING WITH THE CONVOY WERE NEW TO THE WORK WHICH LAY AHEAD. ONLY ONE ARMY MEMBER AND EIGHT POLICE OFFICERS WERE MAKING THEIR SECOND TRIP TO LAKE EYRE.

    THE CONVOY WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ITS LINES THROUGH HEAVY CITY TRAFFIC WHEN IT LEFT KESWICK BARRACKS, BUT IT HAD BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE VEHICLES TO ASSEMBLE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.

    THE BLUEBIRD CAR EVEN THOUGH COVERED BY TARPAULIN STILL PRESENTED A FAMILIAR OUTLINE. BUT ITS PROGRESS OUT TO THE ASSEMBLY POINT, APPEARED TO ATTRACT LITTLE ATTENTION FROM PEOPLE IN THE STREETS OR FROM PASSING TRAFFIC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UHXO9R7YXXMPU29JWER1NK56
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UHXO9R7YXXMPU29JWER1NK56
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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