• Short Summary

    THE RUSSIAN WHALING FLEET SAILED FROM SYDNEY HARBOUR LAST WEEKEND FOR HOME.AND AGAIN THERE WAS?

  • Description

    1.
    LS RUSSIAN WHALING SHIP STEAMS OUT OF SYDNEY HARBOUR
    0.08

    2.
    MS SHIP STEAMS OUT OF HARBOUR
    0.20

    3.
    MLS (PAN) CROWD ON HILL FAREWELLS SHIP
    0.26

    4.
    LS ANOTHER SHIP (ZOOM TO MIDSHOT)
    0.37

    5.
    MS CROWD FAREWELLS SHIP
    0.41

    6.
    LS (TILT DOWN) CHURCH TOWER TO CONGREGATION AT CEREMONY OUTSIDE
    0.48

    7.
    LS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS; ARCHBISHOP SAVE IN CENTRE
    1.00

    8.
    LS (PAN) CONGREGATION WATCHES AS ARCHBISHOP SAVA BLESSES BELLS
    1.13

    9.
    MS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS
    1.17

    10.
    MS DITTO
    1.28



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE RUSSIAN WHALING FLEET SAILED FROM SYDNEY HARBOUR LAST WEEKEND FOR HOME.AND AGAIN THERE WAS A SHORTAGE OF PILOTS.THE FLEET OF WHALERS TIED UP HARBOUR SHIPPING WHEN IT ARRIVED FOUR DAYS AGO.ONLY THIRTEEN PILOTS WERE AVAILABLE FOR THE 22 WHALERS AND THE FLEET'S MOTHER SHIP.SO THE RUSSIANS LEFT IN TWO GROUP.A FEW PEOPLE ON A NEARBY HILL AND OTHERS AT WHARVES FAREWELLED THE WHALER.

    THERE WAS SOME ANXIETY AT SAILING TIME WHEN SOME SAILORS WERE STILL MISSING.BUT THE DELAY BECAUSE OF THE PILOT SHORTAGE GAVE THE SAILORS ENOUGH TIME TO REJOIN THEIR SHIPS FOR THE JOURNEY NORTH.

    MEANWHILE, SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH AT STRATHFIELD HAD WAITED TWELVE YEARS FOR A BELL.MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN SYDNEY LAST WEEKEND ATTENDED A SERVICE TO BLESS THREE BELLS FOR THE CHURCH'S TOWER.THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA, ARCHBISHOP SAVA, OFFICIATED AT THE SHORT SERVICE.

    WHEN THE CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1953, PARISHONERS DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ANY BELLS.HOWEVER, DONATIONS AND PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS SINCE THEN HAVE RAISED THE NECESSARY ONE THOUSAND POUNDS.THE BELLS, WEIGHING A TOTAL OF FIFTY TONS, WERE LATER LIFTED SIXTY FEET BY A CRANE AND PLACED IN THE TOWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQ8QM0RGIUAFPW74C896BI5GE
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ8QM0RGIUAFPW74C896BI5GE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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