• Short Summary

    On a ten-day official visit to Malaya the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, the Earl of Home, was filmed by Visnews touring a settlement of Malayan aborigines at Bukit
    Lanjang near Kuala Lumpur Jan 24.

  • Description

    1.
    C.U. Of Aborigine dancer
    dressing with out leaves.


    2.
    Cutaways of female
    musicians.


    3.
    C.U. Of another aborigine.


    4.
    M.S. Arrival of Earl of Home and party at the Bukit Lanjang
    Aborigines' Settlement - welcome by the School children.


    5.
    C.U. Of Earl of Home watching aborigines dancing.


    6.
    M.S. Of the party watching the dance.


    7.
    Earl Home (left) with Mr. R.O.D. ???, the adviser for Aborigines (right) looking
    at the blow-pipe.


    8.
    C.U. Of balloons targets.


    9.
    C.U. Of Aborigines shooting their blow-pipes.


    10.
    M.S. Earl of Home presented a bunch of jungle
    fruits called RAMBAI.


    11.
    C.U. Of the Earl of Home
    eating the fruit.


    12.
    More cutaways of female
    aborigines.


    13.
    The Earl of Home and party leaves the
    Aborigine Settlement.




    Initials KJ



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On a ten-day official visit to Malaya the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, the Earl of Home, was filmed by Visnews touring a settlement of Malayan aborigines at Bukit
    Lanjang near Kuala Lumpur Jan 24.

    The aborigines who - with the influx of modern civilization - moved deeper and
    deeper into the jungles are being "re-discovered" and resettled with provision
    made for schools and other social amenities.

    Some of the aborigines performed a dance in honour of Lord and Lady Home. Gaily
    decked in their traditional costume of leaves - but otherwise dressed in
    "modern" trousers - the old man danced to the rhythm of an aborigine orchestra
    of primitive drums.

    Highlight of the programme was a demonstration of the amazing and deadly
    accuracy of the aborigine blowpipes. Foot-long bamboo darts help to procure
    food.

    Later, Lord Home was presented with a bunch of small sweet Rambai fruit which he
    sampled aborigine women looked on with approval.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CKET2TVOSJ79IVUG8PDR2AZG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CKET2TVOSJ79IVUG8PDR2AZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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