• Short Summary

    Culture modern and primitive combined in spectacular fashion at the New Britain annual show near Rabaul.

  • Description


    GV-HOT DOG STANDS
    8 ft


    Mr Guise inspects troops
    14 ft


    Child and choice
    17 ft


    Guise makes opening speech
    20 ft


    Troops watch
    23 ft


    Lufa warriors/Kainantu and Tari dancers perform
    51 ft


    Chuave men with arrows dance
    64 ft


    GV crowd looks
    66 ft


    Highland band
    69 ft


    Marching girls
    76 ft


    Winning school(Kabagap)
    81 1/2 ft


    tribesmen march
    93 1/2 ft


    RV tribesmen looking
    96 ft


    Car overturned
    101 ft


    Crowd looks
    103 ft


    Driver out unharmed
    105 ft


    Crowd looks
    107 ft


    Soccer on bikes
    110 ft


    Child looks
    111 ft


    Dog jumping
    116 ft


    Through fire hoops
    120 ft


    Tribesmen
    124 ft


    GV show
    126 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Culture modern and primitive combined in spectacular fashion at the New Britain annual show near Rabaul.

    Amid age old ceremonials by highland tribes were stock car racing; soccer on motor bikes and dog jumping -- and all proved popular with the big crowd.

    The show was opened at KOKOPO, 25 miles from Rabaul, by Mr John Guise; Speaker of the new Guinea House of Assembly.

    After inspecting troops of the New Guinea regiment, the show got under way. Lufa dancers from the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea set a fast tempo with ceremonial parades and men from Chuave gave onlookers a taste of the primitive rituals of fierce tribesmen. Warriors of the Kainantu and Tari people also joined in traditional dances.

    At the other end of the scale, highland bands heralded marching girls, stock cars and soccer contests on motor bikes. One car was deliberately rolled to demonstrate the advantages of safety belts.

    Hundreds of people came from miles around for the show, which was organised by the New Guinea Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90N2SG4BOCPTI2X7IDL4QXGBR
    Media URN:
    VLVA90N2SG4BOCPTI2X7IDL4QXGBR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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