• Short Summary

    AN ENGLISH MIGRANT FAMILY OF FIVE PERISHED IN THE ARID SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK AFTER ABANDONING THEIR CAR ON THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK.

  • Description

    1.
    POLICE SGT. E. SAMMON (BIRDSVILLE)


    2.
    SGT. SAMMON (LEFT) FLG. LT. J.M. KING, NAVIGATOR (CENTRE)


    3.
    INSPECTOR S.N. SMITH (PORT AUGUSTA) RIGHT.


    3.
    CU TO REFUEL AT BIRDSVILLE


    4.
    MR. T.C. CLANCHY OF CAMERON DOWNS HOMESTEAD, CONDUCTING SEARCH


    5.
    CU


    6.
    VARIOUS AERIAL SHOTS, BIRDSVILLE AERIAL SHOTS CU MR. CLANCHY'S CESSNA TAKES OFF


    7.
    CESSNA IN AIR AFTER FINDING BODIES


    8.
    VARIOUS AERIAL SHOTS OF LOCATION OF FOUND BODIES


    9.
    GROUND SEARCH PARTY LED BY SGT. SAMMONS SEARCH SPOT OF TRAGEDY DIRECTED BY PLANE.


    10.
    AERIAL SHOT OF ABANDONED CAR


    11.
    AERIAL SHOT OF BODIES


    12.
    AERIAL SHOT OF BIRDSVILLE


    13.
    WING COMMANDER J. CORNISH (LEFT)


    14.
    FLG. OFF. D. MELVIN (RIGHT)


    15.
    CLOSE UP OF WING COMMANDER J. CORNISH, QUEEN'S PILOT, CAPTAIN OF SEARCH PLANE




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ENGLISH MIGRANT FAMILY OF FIVE PERISHED IN THE ARID SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK AFTER ABANDONING THEIR CAR ON THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK. THEY HAD WANDERED ABOUT 12 MILES FROM THEIR CAR IN CENTURY-PLUS TEMPERATURES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9P93QPWU9QIPHK4O8MVD2YZ1S
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P93QPWU9QIPHK4O8MVD2YZ1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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