• Short Summary

    Aborigines catch turtles and snakes in Darwin, Australia.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Titles read: 'DARWIN, NT - GREAT Snakes ALIVE!'.

    Australia - August 1947.

    Various shots of Aborigines wading in swamps catching turtles. They hold the turtles by their heads so that their necks stretch right out. C/U head and shoulder shot of two Aborigine men.

    A white man and an Aborigine walk barefooted in the grass searching for snakes. The Aborigine catches a snake that coils itself around his arm - ugh! C/U of long snake wriggling on the ground. They putting a snake into a sack. C/U of snakes coiled round the necks and arms of the two men.

    Note: Australian commentator informs us that the turtles and snakes are for eating - to beat the meat rationing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2162.09
    Media URN:
    64043
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:38:00 / 01:32:22:00
    Canister:
    UN1800 A

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