• Short Summary

    A memorial to a French explorer in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia has been desecrated by groups protesting against the proposed nuclear tests in the Pacific.

  • Description

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    GV Monument
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    2.
    CU PAN DOWN Defaced monument with workmen cleaning base
    0.21

    3.
    SV ZOOM OUT FROM Name on monument "M. de Laperouse" TO workmen
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    4.
    SV Children watch
    0.37

    5.
    CU Workmen cleaning the stonework (3 shots)
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    Initials SGM/1555 SGM/1608



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A memorial to a French explorer in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia has been desecrated by groups protesting against the proposed nuclear tests in the Pacific.

    The monument commemorates the French sea captain, de La Perouse who sailed along the Australian coast and played an important part in the navigational exploration of the continent.

    Protesters threw black paint, tar and feathers over the monument which is near an aboriginal housing estate.

    The words "Ban the Bomb" were daubed on the base of the monument, and two children's dolls were impaled on the railings surrounding it. It took hours to clean the monument.

    It was the latest in a series of protest incidents in Sydney against the French tests.

    On a more official level the Australian and New Zealand ships "Supply" and "Otago" have sailed for the test zone.

    SYNOPSIS: In Sydney, Australia, on Thursday a memorial to a French explorer has been desecrated by groups protesting against the planned French nuclear tests in the Pacific. The memorial is to the French sea captain de La Perouse who sailed along the Australian coast and played an important part in navigational exploration of the continent.

    Protesters threw black paint, tar and feathers over the monument. They daubed the words "Ban the Bomb" on the base and impaled two children's dolls on surrounding railings. The monument is in the Sydney suburbs, near an aboriginal housing estate.

    Workmen took hours, watched by local children, to remove the paint and tar. It was the latest in a series of unofficial protest incidents in Sydney. On an unofficial level the Australian and New Zealand ships "Supply" and "Otago" have already sailed for the test zone.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB3ALOETV6W2FRNPI51RZ917M
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3ALOETV6W2FRNPI51RZ917M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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