• Short Summary

    THREE THOUSAND GALLONS OF PETROL -- A GIFT TO RHODESIA FROM A MINORITY GROUP IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND -- ARRIVED IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LV LORRY WITH PETROL TOWARDS CAMERA
    0.14

    2.
    CU SIDE SHOT DITTO (2 SHOTS) SHOWING DRIVER
    0.20

    3.
    SV LORRY TOWARDS AND PAST SHOWING BANNER
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    4.
    CU BANNER "ANZACS ARE HERE" ETC.
    0.39

    5.
    SV DRIVERS OUT OF CAB
    0.47

    6.
    SV SOF LORD GRAHAM & BUTLER. NOTE BUTLER STARTS SOF
    1.46

    7.
    GV APPLAUSE
    1.50


    TRANSCRIPT: MR. BUTLER: THAT RHODESIANS HELPED IN THE CAMPAIGN IN MALAYA AGAINST THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GUERRILLAS IN THE FIFTIES AND THAT RHODESIANS SERVED IN KOREA. THE GREAT MAJORITY OF RHODESIANS ARE VERY KITH AND KIN OF THE GREAT MAJORITY OF AUSTRALIANS AND NEW ZEALANDERS. AND I BELIEVE IT'S SHOCKING STATE OF AFFAIRS WHEN PEOPLE OF THE SAME STOCK, WHO SHARE THE SAME TRADITIONS, THE SAME HISTORY, SHOULD BE FORCED INTO WHAT IS VIRTUALLY A STATE OF CIVIL WAR TO GREAT DELIGHT OF OUR COMMON ENEMIES. AND THOSE WHO SEEK TO DESTROY OUR TRADITIONS, MUST BE INDEED PLEASED WITH THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS. I BELIEVE TODAY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THAT RHODESIA HOLDS THE FRONT LINE FOR CIVILISATION IN AFRICA.




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    Background: THREE THOUSAND GALLONS OF PETROL -- A GIFT TO RHODESIA FROM A MINORITY GROUP IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND -- ARRIVED IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    IT WAS THE FIRST GIFT OF FUEL FROM ANY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY TO RHODESIA, SINCE RHODESIA DECLARED UNILATERAL INDEPENDENCE IN NOVEMBER.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SAID IN CANBERRA TODAY THAT "THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DOES NOT SEEK TO STOP PRIVATE ACTIONS CONTRARY TO ITS VIETNAM POLICY. BY THE SAME TOKEN IT DOES NOT STOP PEOPLE TAKING SIMILAR ACTION ON RHODESIA."
    THE ORIGINATOR OF THE GIFT OF PETROL WAS NAMED AS MR. ERIC BUTLER, DIRECTOR OF AUSTRALIA'S LEAGUE OF RIGHTS ORGANISATION - A MINORITY EXTREME RIGHT-WING GROUP. WITH A SUPPORTER, MR. BUTLER EXPLAINED HIS ACTION LIKE THIS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OE5PO7JLDK7OS61RMQ2DJUSG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OE5PO7JLDK7OS61RMQ2DJUSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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