• Short Summary

    Item about discovery of bodies of Chinese illegal immigrants in Sydney Harbour.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Australian newsreel item.

    Smuggling illegal migrants into Australia. Bodies of Chinese illegal immigrants is found by ship in Sydney Harbour.

    Various shots ship in Sydney Harbour. Various shots of plain clothes policemen boarding ship to investigate and interrogate crew. LS large building - customs house. CU customs official looking at smuggled goods, including watches and transistor. CU smuggled goods. Various shots customs official picking up transistor radio set and holding it up to his ear.

    Commentary ends with line "a waterfront drama that costs two lives as Chinese try to smuggle men and goods into Sydney, starting an investigation into the possibility of a big traffic in illegal immigrants".

    Date on dope sheet is 13/07/1959.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2738.20
    Media URN:
    80640
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:58:00 / 01:34:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 3250 H

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