• Short Summary

    The search for oil continues in Australia.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title - 'Oil search: £60,000,000 already spent'.


    LS's Australian desert. MS of a derrick being erected. CU map of Southern Australia. CU of announcement in a paper of 1908 stating that an oil well was destroyed by fire. CU map of Australia showing where the search for oil has been conducted. MS pan with a canoe carrying technicians travelling along a river in the bush. MS pan with Westland helicopter in flight.

    CU two geologists examining a piece of rock. CU poster 'Australia has oil!'. Various shots of hoardings for Australian newspapers advertising the news that oil has been found. MS pipe from which crude oil is gushing. Interior MS classroom where geology students are at work. MS of derrick in the jungle. MS helicopter in distance.

    MS drill descending towards camera. CU chuck turning. CU geologist examining a specimen of gas in test tube. MS derricks constructed in desert. Various shots of technicians at work drilling for oil. CU of Senator Spooner, Minister for National Development speaking, he talks about the financial help behind the search for oil. LS oil well in desert.

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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:
    01:57:18:00 / 02:00:09:00
    UN 3312 E

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