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  • Description

    The Waverly School, Sydney, Australia.

    Full titles read: "BIRD DAY - In Australia."

    Intertitle reads: "'Bird Day' hatches out a real flock of imitators - and what a flock."

    L/S's of large group of school boys. The commentator informs us that the idea of 'Bird Day' is to instil the "young mind with a love of birds. L/S's of the all the boys doing an impression of the sound a Jackass makes (it sounds more like a yelling sound !).

    M/S of two boys imitating the sound of a magpie. C/U of young boy making a warbling sound, apparently this is supposed to be a Jackass calling its young. Several other shots of the boys performing other bird imitations, including an unidentified bird sound which a boy makes by whistling and plucking his bottom lip with his finger and also the sound of sparrows.

    Note: This is quite a bizarre and funny story.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37181
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1050.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:17:00 / 01:47:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 108
    Sort Number:
    PT 108
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Erratic Birds the wall Sydney Selection, pre-WW2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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