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  • Short Summary

    Travelogue featuring the wild country of Cape Colony in South Africa.

  • Description

    Story about a stretch of wild country in Cape Colony, South Africa (?) Shot of a train crossing a very large iron bridge which spans a large valley. Panning shot of a small island called Seal Island.

    Closer view showing large number of seals and penguins which live on the island. Mossell Bay is seen from a high angle - moving shot, probably from a train. M/S of group of men and a young boy in black swimsuits waiting to dive off a rock into the sea. One of the men dives in. "It was whispered that the name "Wilderness" was tagged on to the country because it had no Cinema." M/S of large open topped car driving away from the camera down a dusty road. M/S of two cars driving across a rickety bridge on a lake - or possibly off a ferry. High angle shot of a water mill. L/S of the mill with a lake in front. The mill is reflected in the water.

    "On now to Knysna can you sneeze it? It's about 60 miles from the railway - and no trams to get there." High angle shot of the town nestled in a valley by a lake. Camera pans across the town. "Then over the Keerbohm River - note the old Boer wagon and team." High angle shot of a primitive ferry moving across a narrow stretch of water. Ferry reaches the shore and teams of cattle or water buffalo are led off the ferry.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 665.

    Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    956.20
    Media URN:
    16949
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:53:00 / 01:42:43:00
    Canister:
    EP 164

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