Born prematurely at sea to Dutch immigrant mother, Mrs. Grietje Visser, twins Maria and Engeline?
LS. SHIP, FLAGS FLYING.
MS. SIDE OF SHIP.
MS. PEOPLE WAIT OF JETTY.
MS. TWINS TAKEN DOWN GANGWAY IN PORTABLE HUMID-CRIB.
MCU. MOTHER IN AMBULANCE WITH DR. HANSEN.
MCU. ONE BABY IN CRIB IN AMBULANCE.
MCU. SHIP'S DOCTOR - BEERBOOG TALKS.
Track in MS. INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN DE GROOTE.-RIGHT.
MCU. SHIP'S CARPENTER - DE VRIESS TALKS OF CRIB.
CU. DOCTOR MIEKE WILLEMSE - INTERVIEWED.
CU. MOTIF - STORK WITH BUNDLE.
MS. SIGN "KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL".
MS. NURSES AND MOTHER AROUND TWO BABIES IN HUMIDICRIBS.
MS. NURSE, MOTHER ON RIGHT AT ONE CRIB.
MCU. SMALLEST OF TWO BABIES IN CRIB.
CU. SMILING MOTHER.
Initials D.C./E.S. WWS/VCW
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Background: 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.