• Short Summary

    A look at the eerie ghost towns in Australia abandoned when the oil ran out.

  • Description

    No title - ghost town.

    Australia.

    L/S pan down mountainside in New South Wales, various shots of buildings and oil works abandoned 20 years ago when the oil ran out. Various shots of abandoned shunting engines. L/S of the town.

    M/S of sign saying 'Joadja. Private - trespassers will be prosecuted.' Various shots of bones on the ground and fallen arches on bridges, the town was deserted 60 years ago. Various shots of derelict buildings, trees grow up the chimneys. Various shots of the wind howling through the shacks and making doors bang and windows rattle, various shots of a cat, a snake and owls. The shacks rattle and birds cry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1302.07
    Media URN:
    43184
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:09:00 / 01:15:28:00
    Canister:
    NSP 258

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