• Short Summary

    A car tow-away scheme with a difference: in Geelong, near Melbourne, cars can be seen being towed away from the streets - not to be impounded - but to a rubbish dump, where they meet a violent end.

  • Description

    1.
    SHOT Tow truck with car body moving away.
    4 ft

    2.
    SHOT Geelong rubbish tip sign.
    5 ft

    3.
    SHOT Skid shovel crushes roof, tracks visible on right.
    13 ft

    4.
    SHOT Man at controls.
    15 ft

    5.
    SHOT Caterpillar tractor arrives up onto car squashing it.
    19 ft

    6.
    MS SIDE V..Tractor reverses off car.
    22 1/2 ft

    7.
    SHOT Two men Mr. Sutherland and Mr.McDonald look on.
    23 1/2 ft

    8.
    SHOT Bulldozer pushes car and rubbish into ditch.
    29 ft

    9.
    SHOT Three men look on.
    30 1/2 ft

    10.
    SHOT Pushes earth over top, moving towards camera.
    35 ft

    11.
    CUTAWAY..Same two men.
    36 ft

    12.
    SHOT Scoop pushing dirt over rubbish.
    41 ft



    Initials BA/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A car tow-away scheme with a difference: in Geelong, near Melbourne, cars can be seen being towed away from the streets - not to be impounded - but to a rubbish dump, where they meet a violent end.

    A tractor shovel smashes into the roof of the car. Squashed flat like a pancake the car is then used with other rubbish to fill up a gully.

    When the cars and refuse have been covered with soil the site is to be turned into a recreation ground.

    Vehicles eligible under this tow-away scheme are derelict cars abandoned by their owners. Drivers of old cars in Geelong must be anxiously asking: when does an old car become a derelict car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIAA1SJEGK0UFALFMJU521HN8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIAA1SJEGK0UFALFMJU521HN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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