• Short Summary

    A LONE SAILOR IS TODAY SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF QUEENSLAND, AT THE START OF A 9,000-MILE OCEAN VOYAGE.

  • Description

    1.
    CU SIGNBOARD (PAN) BIRD OF JUNO BEING WASHED ASHORE BY SURF
    0.09

    2.
    MS BOAT
    0.12

    3.
    LS MAST OF BOAT (TILT DOWN) CROWD SURROUNDS IT
    0.18

    4.
    MS WOMAN TOWARDS OLIFENT AND HANDS HIM PLAQUE
    0.24

    5.
    CU INSCRIPTIONS ON PLAQUE
    0.27

    6.
    MS OLIFENT SHOWS OFF PLAGUE
    0.32

    7.
    CU HIM
    0.35

    8.
    MS CAMERAMAN IN KNEE-DEEP WATER
    0.37

    9.
    MS CROWD HELPS TO PUSH BOAT OUT TO SEA
    0.41

    10.
    MS OLIFENT ONBOARD AND WAVES TO CROWD
    0.51

    11.
    LS (PAN) CROWD ON SHORE
    0.56

    12.
    LS BOAT SAILS OFF
    1.03



    Initials CAR/V/MK/CA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A LONE SAILOR IS TODAY SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF QUEENSLAND, AT THE START OF A 9,000-MILE OCEAN VOYAGE. HE'S DOUGLAS OLIFENT, AN OFFICER IN THE AUSTRALIAN NAVAL RESERVE. OLIFENT'S JOURNEY BEGAN AT SURFER'S PARADISE, IN SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND, ON WEDNESDAY. HE PLANS TO RETRACE THE EPIC VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN BLIGH AFTER THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. HIS BOAT IS THE BIRD OF JUNO - A ONE-AND-A-HALF TON MOTOR SAILER.

    ON THE BEACH BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE, DOUGLAS OLIFENT WAS HANDED A FAREWELL GIFT BY ONE OF HIS SPONSORS, AND COMMEMORATIVE PLAGUED TO BE PLACE ON THE ISLAND OF TOFA. THE FIRST LEG OF THE JOURNEY TAKES HIM TO TONGA, THEN THE BIRD OF JUNO WILL SAID THROUGH THE TORRES STRAIT TO TIMOR. IN ALL, NINE-THOUSANDS MILES.

    THE SURF DAMAGED HIS BOAT'S RUDDER, BUT OLIFENT DIDN'T THINK IT SERIOUS ENOUGH TO DELAY HIS DEPARTURE. THE FIRST RADIO MESSAGE FROM THE BIRD OF JUNO ISN'T EXPECTED FOR A WEEK. OLIFENT HOPES TO REACH TONGA IN A FORTNIGHT, WITH FAVOURABLE WEATHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8X5I2N31D2NQUI7KCCTS9ABNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8X5I2N31D2NQUI7KCCTS9ABNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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