Item showing the Erskine Smith Siamese twins - born joined at head in Tasmania.
Unissued / unused material.
Siamese twins, Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia.
Back views nurses bending over cot to feed the baby twins. Various C/Us the Siamese twin babies - they are joined at head.
Various shots main street of Wynyard. Various L/Ss small one story house where the Smith family live. Various shots cars driving along country road. C/U signpost pointing towards Natone.
Exterior shots of Spencer Hospital. M/S name above the door. C/U nurses carrying twins into ward using stretcher. C/U Mrs Myrtle Smith, the mother, lying in bed. The twins are laid out in front of her, she looks at them with a sad expression on her face. Mrs S. reading magazine in bed, her husband enters and gives her a bunch of flowers, he then shows her the twins' photo in a newspaper.
Various shots five other Smith children sitting with their father, Erskine Smith, on the veranda of their small house, Mr. S holds his youngest daughter in his arms.
Date given on dope sheet is 20/03/1950.
Note: newspaper articles reporting birth of twins on file - quite shocking to read how the family was treated!