• Short Summary

    Born prematurely at sea to Dutch immigrant mother, Mrs. Grietje Visser, twins Maria and Engeline?

  • Description

    Born prematurely at sea to Dutch immigrant mother, Mrs. Grietje Visser, twins Maria and Engeline were filmed in hospital at Perth, after their arrival in Australia, October 27.

    Born 2,000 miles from Fremantle on board the liner Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, Captain de Groote was asked for full steam in order to get the twins to hospital as quickly as possible.

    In the meantime, while they were being looked after by ship's doctor, Dr. Verboog, carpenters, electricians and engineers built an incubator.

    Maria, two pounds at birth, and her sister Engeline, three pounds, were doing later well.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAM61BQ8QJHLHM5O9KQWL8L85L
    Media URN:
    VLVAM61BQ8QJHLHM5O9KQWL8L85L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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