• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENTIFIC TEAM WHICH IS TO MAKE A STUDY OF THE STILL ACTIVE VOLCANO ON THE TINY ISLAND OF TRISTAN DA CUNHA LEFT CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, JANUARY 22ND, ON BOARD THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRIGATE, "TRANSVAAL".

  • Description

    THE BRITISH ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENTIFIC TEAM WHICH IS TO MAKE A STUDY OF THE STILL ACTIVE VOLCANO ON THE TINY ISLAND OF TRISTAN DA CUNHA LEFT CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, JANUARY 22ND, ON BOARD THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRIGATE, "TRANSVAAL".ALTHOUGH THE MAIN OBJECT OF THE VISIT IS TO MAKE A STUDY OF THE ORIGINS OF THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION AND ITS EFFECT ON ANIMAL AND PLANT LIFE, FOR TWO MEN IT WILL BE A RETURN TO THEIR OLD HOME.

    MR.ADAM SWAIN AND MR.JOSEPH GLASS WERE AMONG THE 262 INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH ISLAND DEPENDENCY IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC WHO HAD TO LEAVE WHEN LAVA AND ROCKS WERE THROWN UP BY A VOLCANOLAST OCTOBER.ALTHOUGH THE MAJORITY OF THE ISLANDERS HAVE BEEN RE-SETTLED IN NEW HOMES IN BRITAIN THEY STILL YEARNED FOR THEIR ISLAND WAY OF LIFE, SAID MR.SWAIN BEFORE LEAVING.THE TWO ISLANDERS WERE ASKED TO JOIN THE SCIENTISTS BECAUSE OF THEIR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF THE RUGGED ISLAND.BOTH HOPED THAT THE EXPEDITION WOULD GIVE SOME CLUE AS TO WHETHER THE ISLANDERS WOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN ONE DAY.

    LEADER OF THE EXPEDITION IS DR.I.G.GASS OF LEEDS UNIVERSITY.OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM INCLUDE NEW ZEALANDER DR.PETER HARRIS, GEOLOGIST; MR.JAMES DICKSON, BOTANIST; MR.PETER BAKER, GEOLOGIST; DR.ROGER LEMALITRE, GEOLOGIST; MR.DONALD BAIRD, ZOOLOGIST.

    THE EXPEDITION HOPES TO SPEND AT LEAST TWO MONTHS ON THE ISLAND BEFORE BEING PICKED UP BY A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY SHIP AND TAKEN TO CAPE TOWN.TWO RADIO OPERATORS OF THE ROYAL SIGNALS CORPS ARE ACCOMPANYING THE SCIENTISTS IN ORDER TO KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJZDSDWVUSLC76TWN462YAH19
    Media URN:
    VLVABJZDSDWVUSLC76TWN462YAH19
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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