• Short Summary

    Town built for mine workers is abandoned when all the uranium is mined.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Australian newsreel item.

    Radium Hill is now a ghost town, Australia.

    LS Radium Hill - a town built to supply housing for workers at uranium mine, however after 8 years all the uranium was mined and the town was abandoned. MS Sir William Slim performing the opening ceremony of the town in 1954. GV Uranium mine. MS mine worker entering lift to take them down mine.

    Shot looking along unused railway line. CU railway line pan up to deserted Radium Hill station. MS looking up telegraph pole. LS uranium mine, now deserted. VS of deserted uranium mine. CU pair of old working boots on seat in locker room. CU padlock on gate. VS swimming pool for the mine workers, it is now unused. CU broom lying idle near edge of pool. VS deserted houses and streets around Radium Hill. GV modern church in Radium Hill, it is now missing roof and windows. Panning view ghost town of Radium Hill.

    Date on dope sheet is 26/06/1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:09:00 / 01:48:01:00
    UN 3655 F

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