• Short Summary

    Torrential rain causes floods in the streets but relieves the water shortage. Australia.

  • Description

    Item title reads - When the rains came to Australia.

    People walk along under umbrellas against the torrential rain. Various shots of torrents of water rushing down roads and over the countryside. Various shots of a dam with the water nearly up to the top. L/S of a big waterfall, the camera pans across the dam. M/S of a slightly damp country road, it then shows it after the rains when it is completely flooded, a boy and girl walk through. M/S as other girls walk through and one rides her bicycle. Various shots of a railway siding under floods of water.

    Water rushes under a bridge. We see another country road before and after the floods. M/S of a warning sign next to a drowned bridge. Lorries and cars drive through and a boat sails up to a house to deliver milk. Two boys try to clear the water from their backyard. A dog and two boys go down a slide into the water. A bridge is cleared of debris and the camera pans across rotting vegetation. L/S of Warragamba weir, water pours over it. Various good shots of water rushing down the weir as people watch it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:09:00

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