Hydrographers of the Australian Navy using latest surveying equipment on shore and on ship.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Australian newsreel item. Title reads: "Navy Charts Coast: First Survey Since 1886".
Rockingham Bay, near Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Various shots, on board HMAS "Moresby", Royal Australia navy's latest survey ship, surveying the Queensland coast at Rockingham Bay. MS Small helicopter taking off. Shot from helicopter of the survey ship as it lifts off. LS Helicopter in flight flying to coastline. Aerial views of the rugged coastline from the helicopter. CU Helicopter passenger. MS Small survey motorboat in water. Various shots, the survey team on shore, erecting tide pole to estimate low water and taking various readings. Various shots, hydrographers setting up Hi-Fix equipment to use in any weather. MS Survey team rowing back to ship. Various shots, on board the Moresby, the hydrographers assemble the information and transfer it onto maps. LS Helicopter in flight near Moresby. LS HMAS Moresby. End title: "Cinesound Review - The End".
Note: Date on original record: 03/09/1964. Commentary.