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  • Short Summary

    Long documentary about life in British Guiana - good shots of men at work.

  • Description

    Reel 8. (Reel 7 is missing). c 1924

    Industries of British Guiana. Town of Christianburg is seen from the river. The government sawmills. The quay side of Wismar. A steam train pulls out of the railway station. Views from the train as it travels to Rockstone. Essequibo River. A small steam powered boat navigates the Crab Falls. The mouth of the Potaro River - a small Balata Camp. (Balata is a form of Gutta-Percha, a type of tree).

    Many men in a small rowing boat return from a Balata expedition up river. Sacks are unloaded from the boat. Tumatumari - the landing stage for the gold-fields in the Potaro district. Cars are driven through the jungle on very primitive roads. Views from the front of the car - country roads, workers' cottages. Eagle Mountain seen in the distance. Gold miners at work. Panning for gold. The gold which has been found is shown to the camera. The workers smile and laugh at the camera.

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    Film ID:
    3145.03
    Media URN:
    88530
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:51:00 / 01:27:31:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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