• Short Summary

    A DETACHMENT OF NINETY MEN, IN A CONVOY OF SIXTY VEHICLES LEFT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY (APRIL 20).

  • Description

    A DETACHMENT OF NINETY MEN, IN A CONVOY OF SIXTY VEHICLES LEFT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY (APRIL 20). THEY WERE BOUND FOR LAKE EYRE WHERE THEY ARE TO ESTABLISH A BASE CAMP FOR DONALD CAMPBELL'S ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE NEXT MONTH. THE CAMP IS TO BE SET UP AT MULOORINA STATION AND SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

    BEFORE LEAVING FOR LAKE EYRE, THE MEN WERE INSPECTED BY MR. G. LEANE, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. INSPECTOR BREBNER, THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE POLICE ARMY SUPPORT UNIT, SAID THAT MOST OF THE MEN TRAVELLING IN THE CONVOY WERE NEW TO THE WORK WHICH LAY AHEAD OF THEM.

    ON THE BACK OF A LARGE SEMI-TRAILER, THE "BLUEBIRD", THOUGH COVERED BY A TARPAULIN, STILL PRESENTED A FAMILIAR OUTLINE AS IT PASSED OUT THROUGH THE CITY SUBURBS ON ITS JOURNEY NORTH.

    (MEANWHILE DONALD CAMPBELL HAS ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA. HE REACHED SYDNEY ON MONDAY AND HE EXPECTS TO HAVE HIS FIRST TEST RUN ON LAKE EYRE EARLY NEXT WEEK. HE SAYS THAT IF HE BREAKS THE LAND SPEED RECORD, WHICH IS UNOFFICIALLY HELD BY CRAIG BREEDLOVE OF THE UNITED STATES AT 407 MILES AN HOUR, HE WILL CONSIDER AN ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD WATER SPEED RECORD IN VICTORIA IN JULY. "THIS HAS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE SINCE 1955 -- TO BREAK BOTH THE LAND SPEED RECORD AND THE WATER SPEED RECORD IN THE SAME YEAR", HE ADDED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8O33Q2A2BHXGPWDGO4TUG1D7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8O33Q2A2BHXGPWDGO4TUG1D7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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