• Short Summary

    Synopsis:It was 1925 when prospectors of Papua forced their way to the Bulalo Valley. Then?

  • Description


    ls pan down river
    6 ft


    gv gorge tilt down to Papuan 8 panning in river
    12 ft


    cu Papuan
    13 ft


    ce panning dish
    14 p ft


    cu tilt to pan flicking for gold
    16 ft


    cu separating gold bits out
    18 ft


    ms anr bod proding with pole
    19 ft


    ms levering rook - it drops
    22 ft


    ms two bods rolling boulder
    27 ft


    angle do
    29 ft


    angle cu do
    30 ft


    cu faces as men work
    34 ft


    bod swinging hammer
    35 ft


    gv kids helping pushrunk dorn stress
    36 ft


    mcu kid pushing shovel face
    38 ft


    cu shovel in water pushing sludge down stream
    40 ft


    mls tilt down stream with bods pushing sludge to slush box
    44 ft


    anr shot hand holds stones for inspection
    50 ft


    cu pap tilt to hand as examines rubble
    55 ft


    face of pap
    56 ft


    cu hands shakes water off gold bit puts in jar 57 1/2
    59 ft


    cu shovel on bank going through dregs
    65 ft


    ms kids towards with shovel going home
    67 ft


    mcu staking shovels and forks
    63 ft


    cu man
    69 ft


    ls bods racing off up track with dog bringing up arear
    75 ft


    ms river tilt up to gv
    77 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Synopsis:It was 1925 when prospectors of Papua forced their way to the Bulalo Valley. Then began the story of Bulalo, a story now of forty Papuana - the last miners, the successors to the great companies that won millions of pounds worth of gold.

    The methods of today are those of the early prospectors. The Papuan miners earn their living from the Bulalo gravels that are no longer an economic proposition for the "big business" concerns of modern mining.

    They aren't worried that it may take to reach gold bearing rock. Vegetable gardens will support them while the group patiently pushes on in its search.

    The sandy water is channelled through a sluice box. Any gold will sink to the bottom and catch in the timber lattice. At the end of month, the gold bearing quarts is removed.

    They lease the right from Mrs. Doris Booth, a Brisbane woman, who earned the "Angel of Bulalo" for her work in fighting an epidemic in the early days of the gold strike. A percentage of the returns goes to her.

    These co-operative mining centures now produce about fifteen percent of all gold won in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Last year, the total value of gold recovered by their patient methods was 90-thousand pounds - three quarters of it won in the Bulalo Valley.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA555DO4VN8SCEYWTB9E0141356
    Media URN:
    VLVA555DO4VN8SCEYWTB9E0141356
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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