• Short Summary

    AMONG THE SOUTH SEAS' MOST PICTURESQUE ISLANDS - A GROUP OF SEVEN WHICH MAKE UP AMERICAN, OR EASTERN SAMOA.

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    AMONG THE SOUTH SEAS' MOST PICTURESQUE ISLANDS - A GROUP OF SEVEN WHICH MAKE UP AMERICAN, OR EASTERN SAMOA. MOST PEOPLE TOURING THE ISLANDS FIRST LAND AT TAFUNA AIRPORT, ON THE MAIN ISLAND OF TUTUILA.

    RECENTLY, A FLIGHT TO AMERICAN SAMOA ESTABLISHED AN AIRLINK WITH AUSTRALIA. STEPS IN THE UNITED STATES' PLAN TO BOOST THE TERRI TERRITORY'S TOURIST INDUSTRY ... WAITING IS A WELCOME THAT TOURIST ASSOCIATES WITH A TROPICAL ISLAND.

    EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE TERRITORY'S NEW JET AIRSTRIP WILL BE COMPLETED. MORE TOURISTS ARE EXPECTED TO COME TO PAGO PAGO, CAPITAL FOR THE TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICAN SAMOA.

    FAGATOGO TOWN IS THE MAIN SHOPPING CENTRE. IN AMERICAN SAMOA, THE NATIVES ARE ALLOWED TO DRINK ALCOHOL. IN WESTERN SAMOA NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

    AMERICAN SAMOA'S CENTRE OF ADMINISTRATION - GOVERNMENT HOUSE. THE TERRITORY WAS CEDED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1900. AND AN A.B.C. REPORTER CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR, MR. H.REX LEE.

    PAGO PAGO HARBOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. AS MANY AS FIFTY BOATS, OPERATED BY JAPANESE AND KOREAN FISHERMEN, ARE BASED HERE ... THEY FISH FOR TUNA, THE MAJOR INDUSTRY, BRINGING 8-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR INTO AMERICAN SAMOA.

    SAMOANS ARE BEING TRAINED TO WORK THE TUNA BOAT. SHARK FINS, AN UNUSUAL DECORATION ARE SOUVENIRED ON MANY MASTS. HIGH SCHOOLS ARE BEING BUILT, ROADS ARE BEING SURFACED, AND AGRICULTURE PROMOTED AS AMERICA POURS MONEY INTO THE TERRITORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9OBZP182JP027I4Z11WL0X91
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9OBZP182JP027I4Z11WL0X91
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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