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    Visnews filmed Jan 6 the polar ship "Magga Dan", leaving Melbourne for the Antarctic. Among?

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    Visnews filmed Jan 6 the polar ship "Magga Dan", leaving Melbourne for the Antarctic. Among the seventeen scientists on board is Doctor O'Brien who'll use an electronic telescope to analyse the aurora's light one-hundred miles above the earth. The party will take over the American base at Wilkes. Fisheries and Oceanography expert, Mr. Dyson, checks a device taking samples of plankton.

    He'll use this gun for marking whales, to study their breeding and travelling habits. Among the equipment which came under notice shortly before sailing was an amphibious "duck"...and the person whose name it will take to the Antarctic-English stage and T.V. personality Sabrina, at present visiting Melbourne.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9G9OF9ORZ8WYKYME0R8QRJ883
    Media URN:
    VLVA9G9OF9ORZ8WYKYME0R8QRJ883
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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