• Short Summary

    A three mile swimming contest in the Yarra River, Australia. Men and women take part.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Australia. A Swimming Contest 'Wholesale'. 549 of both sexes, compete in Annual 3 mile race in the Yarra River - one of Australia's most noted sporting events!"

    Twickenham Ferry, Yarra River, Australia.

    Intertitle reads: "They certainly can swim in Australia! 396 men started - 370 finished ... 78 women started - 75 finished!!"

    Large group of people gathered. They are wearing swimming costumes. They all have numbers attached to their backs.

    Swimmers dive in from bank of river. There are canoes watching as they start their three mile swim.

    High angle shot of swimmers coming down the river.

    Another group start from the bank. This is a group of women swimmers.

    Shots of the swimmers as the progress down the river.

    Shots of Miss Gill of Hawthorn "finishing strongly". She approaches a landing point where people are gathered to watch.

    Woman with long hair in plaits, wearing swimming costume, stands amongst crowd. She says somewhat breathlessly that she is pleased to have won the race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.12
    Media URN:
    4991
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:09:00 / 01:15:46:00
    Canister:
    32/30

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