• Short Summary

    Australians have been suffering a mid-summer heatwave. Parts of Western Australia has been weltering in?

  • Description

    Australians have been suffering a mid-summer heatwave. Parts of Western Australia has been weltering in record temperatures which have reached fifty-two degrees centigrade (125 degrees fahrenheit). In Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, residents have found a new way to keep cool.

    SYNOPSIS: The decided to bring down the temperature in a local swimming pool with a little ice - sixteen tons (16,000 kilos) to be exact. It was a spur of the moment plan which snowballed when the organisers decided to turn it into a fund-raising event for charity. Darwiners took the opportunity to hold an impromptu party, though some had to be given gentle persuasion to take the plunge. David Molesworth of the ABC spoke to one of the organisers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAI75ECMXYAATZXWNTCR50FL83
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI75ECMXYAATZXWNTCR50FL83
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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