• Short Summary

    REGATTA TIME IS USUALLY HELD DURING A LONG SPELL. FOR THE TERRITORIANS OF ALICE SPRINGS,?

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    REGATTA TIME IS USUALLY HELD DURING A LONG SPELL. FOR THE TERRITORIANS OF ALICE SPRINGS, WATER IS THE LAST THING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR WHEN THE ANNUAL HEAD OF THE RIVER EVENTS ARE HELD ON THE TODD.

    A STEP-IN BOAT AND THE TODD RIVER PIRATES ARE READY TO SAIL THEIR DUSTY MAIN. THE GLAMOUR EVENTS ON THE PROGRAMME WERE THE HEATS FOR THE EIGHTS. RUNNING IN FOR A STRONG WIN WERE AN ABORIGINAL CREW.

    FOR THE LANDLUBBERS WHO DIDN'T FANCY THEIR SKILL IN THE WATER PROGRAMME THERE WAS THIS DIGGING CONTEST, HELD NATURALLY ENOUGH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER.

    AT THIS YEAR'S REGATTA WERE A NUMBER OF OVERSEAS VISITORS WHOSE BRITANNIA AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT ALICE SPRINGS.

    THE FINAL OF THE EIGHTS. A CLOSELY FOUGHT CONTEST BETWEEN THE AMMOONGUNA NATIVE SETTLEMENT CREW AND THE FEDERAL FOOTBALL TEAM .. AND IT'S A WIN FOR THE ABORIGINES.

    THE CLIMAX OF THE DAYS REGATTA WAS THE CHALLENGE YACHT RACE BETWEEN TWO LOCAL SERVICE CLUB CREWS. TACKING IN A SLIGHT BREEZE, THE CONTESTANTS FOUND THEIR CRAFT HEADING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. WITH ALL THE CONFUSION OF A NEWPORT EVENT, IT WAS HARD TO TELL WHICH SKIPPER WAS IN THE LEAD.

    THE ROTARY CREW CAME IN FIRST BUT WAS LATER DISQUALIFIED ON A PROTEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXCX0HYAVLJ9FHTY7ZXEFX9U3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXCX0HYAVLJ9FHTY7ZXEFX9U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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