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    Full title missing, according to issue sheet it reads: "Wealth for some - penury for others. Agile youth and stiff joined old age - in dramatic race to peg out their claims in newly discovered diamond field. After 7 days feverish digging!"

    South Africa.

    L/S of a crowd of people and cars gathered on desert plain. All at once the people run towards the camera. Hundreds of men race past.

    L/S of an encampment on the desert - diamond prospectors living in tents and caravans. Panning shot of diamond mine field - individuals dig their own small pits. M/S of a man turning a handle of a machine (looks like giant mangle) that sieves water, a child clears silt with spade in front of machine.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    26249
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    636.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:33:00 / 01:29:19:00
    Canister:
    G 1330
    Sort Number:
    G 1330
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    YDYTYA series 5 Johannesburg 1920s/30s South Africa GBRJ4 South Africa (Unspecified Footage) South African Mining South Africa Archive
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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