• Short Summary

    DEEP IN THE SNOWS OF MOUNT WELLINGTON, NEAR HOBART, TASMANIA, POST OFFICE ENGINEERS CURRENTLY HAVE A LONELY JOB MANNING THE TELEVISION TRANSMITTER THERE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV MOUNT WELLINGTON TV STATION.
    0.03

    2.
    SV INT..ENGINEER AT CONTROLS.
    0.08

    3.
    CU ENGINEER.
    0.12

    4.
    SV PAN..CONTROL ROOM.
    0.15

    5.
    GV RELIEF ENGINEERS WALK THROUGH DOOR, MAN AT DESK GREETS THEM.
    0.21

    6.
    SV RELIEF ENGINEERS TAKE OFF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
    0.29

    7.
    SCU ENGINEER GETTING READY TO GO OFF DUTY WHILE RELIEF ENGINEER TAKES OFF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
    0.34

    8.
    CU PAN..PROVISIONS TO MAN PLACING THEM IN CUPBOARD.
    0.38

    9.
    SV MAN WALKS IN WITH PINTS OF MILK, PLACES THEM IN REFRIGERATOR.
    0.43

    10.
    CU PAN DOWN..MAN TO PINTS OF MILK IN ROWS IN REFRIGERATOR.
    0.47

    11.
    SV RELIEF ENGINEERS GOING OFF DUTY.
    0.49

    12.
    GV MEN GOING OUT OF BUILDING.
    0.53

    13.
    SV PAN DOWN..SIGN "BEWARE OF FALLING ICE" TO MEN MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH SNOW TO TRUCK
    1.00

    14.
    CU MEN PLOODING THROUGH SNOW.
    1.05

    15.
    LV MEN FALLING IN SNOW.
    1.09

    16.
    SV MEN CLIMB INTO TRUCK.
    1.15

    17.
    CU MEN DITTO.
    1.19

    18.
    SV TRUCK DRIVES OFF.
    1.23



    Initials EHR/A/MGT/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DEEP IN THE SNOWS OF MOUNT WELLINGTON, NEAR HOBART, TASMANIA, POST OFFICE ENGINEERS CURRENTLY HAVE A LONELY JOB MANNING THE TELEVISION TRANSMITTER THERE. THEY WORK A FULL WEEK AT A TIME; AND THEN THE NEXT SHIFT ARRIVES AT THE OUTPOST, WHICH IS FOUR THOUSAND FEET ABOVE THE CITY.

    AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE AT THE TRANSMITTER IS FOOD. EACH SHIFT BRINGS UP A LOAD OF FRESH SUPPLIES. PROVISIONS MUST BE CARRIED BY HAND WHEN THE ROAD FREEZES UP WITH DEEP SNOW A MILE OR MORE FROM THE PINNACLE. THE OFF-GOING SHIFT HAVE A LONG TRAMP THROUGH THE SNOW TO THE TRUCK THAT WILL TAKE THEM HOME FOR A WEEK'S BREAK.

    ONE OF THE TECHNICIANS SPENT SOME TIME WITH AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACBNP3BPMHS26IDWFAZQNCF4BQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACBNP3BPMHS26IDWFAZQNCF4BQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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