• Short Summary

    FROM THE CLIFFS AROUND WEIPA IN CAPE YORK PENINSULA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, COMES THE COUNTRY'S NEWEST MINERAL WEALTH - BAUXITE.

  • Description


    AERIAL VIEW OF BAUXITE CLIFFS NEAR WEIPA FAN ACROSS TO SEA.
    13 1/2 ft


    EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT PUSHING SOIL. (6 SHOTS).
    24 ft


    CU.ORE SLIDING DOWN SHUTS. (6 SHOTS).
    42 ft


    ABORIGINES MAINLY MEN WITH CHILDREN. (9 SHOTS).
    64 ft


    PLANT SHOTS (9 SHOTS).
    87 ft



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    Background: FROM THE CLIFFS AROUND WEIPA IN CAPE YORK PENINSULA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, COMES THE COUNTRY'S NEWEST MINERAL WEALTH - BAUXITE.IT IS A RAW A MATERIAL OF ALUMINUM.

    A BULLDOZER PILES RED AND WHITE BAUXITE PEBBLES INTO HEAPS AND A SCOOPS PUTS THEM INTO A CONVEYOR BELT.THE ONLY PROCESSING OF THE BAUXITE WEIPA IS SCREENING, WASHING AND GRADING.THERE ARE ABOUT 350 PEOPLE IN WEIPA INCLUDING 200 FROM THE NEARBY WEIPA ABORIGINAL MISSION.

    THE QUEENSLAND PREMIER, MR FRANK NICKLIN, OFFICIALLY OPENED THE PROCESSING PLANT RECENTLY.IT WILL HAVE A CAPACITY OF ABOUT 300,000 TONS OF BAUXITE A YEAR.THE NEW PORT NEARBY HAS ALREADY COST THE COMMONWEALTH ALUMINUM COMPANY MORE THAN GBP1 MILLION AUSTRALIAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC1TB27CEA7X23OEYQGCURBK0J
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1TB27CEA7X23OEYQGCURBK0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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