• Short Summary

    FURTHER COUNTING OF VOTES IN THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTIONS HAD IMPROVED THE POSITIONS OF A NUMBER OF A NATIVE-BORN CANDIDATES OVER THEIR EUROPEAN RIVALS.

  • Description

    1.
    NATIVE BOYS CARRYING BALLOT BOXES
    6 ft

    2.
    THEY ENTER BUILDING
    10 ft

    3.
    INTERIOR NATIVE HANDS OVER BOX
    12 ft

    4.
    BOXES BEING EMPTIED OUT ON TABLE
    17 1/2 ft

    5.
    THREE VOTES BEING LOOKED AT
    23 ft

    6.
    WHOLE ROOM TALLY BOARD IN BACKGROUND
    27 1/2 ft

    7.
    CLELAND AND OTHERS WATCHING
    30 ft

    8.
    PAN GROUP SEE CLELAND AND WIFE AT END WATCHING
    35 1/2 ft

    9.
    KAINANTU
    38 ft

    10.
    CENTRAL DISTRICT
    40 1/2 ft

    11.
    AUDIENCE
    43 ft

    12.
    MAN POINTING OUT SOMETHING TO CLELAND
    46 1/2 ft

    13.
    ACTIVITY
    49 ft

    14.
    MAN PUTTING NEW NUMBERS ON BOARD FOR EAST PAPUA
    53 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FURTHER COUNTING OF VOTES IN THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTIONS HAD IMPROVED THE POSITIONS OF A NUMBER OF A NATIVE-BORN CANDIDATES OVER THEIR EUROPEAN RIVALS. THE FINAL RESULTS WILL NOT BE KNOWN OF ANOTHER FORTNIGHT.

    THE COUNTING IS TAKING PLACE IN VARIOUS TALLY ROOMS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, EACH OF WHICH IS IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE OTHERS. IN PORT MORSEBY, CARRIES BRING IN SOME OF THE BALLOT BOXES WHICH HAVE BEEN HELD UNDER GUARD AS THEY ARRIVED FROM OUTLYING DISTRICTS.

    A SCHOOL NEAR THE CENTRE OF PORT MORESBY IS THE COUNTING ROOM FOR THE DISTRICT.

    WHILE THE ACTUAL COUNTING OF VOTES WAS GOING ON, RESULTS FROM OTHER CENTRE WERE COMING BY PHONE AND MORSE CODE, AND THE LATEST FIGURES WERE PLACE ON THE TALLY BOARD.

    THIS FINAL STAGE OF THE TERRITORY'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION NATURALLY AROUSED MUCH INTEREST. THE ADMINISTRATION, SIR DONALD CLELAND AND OTHER OFFICIALS WERE AMONG THOSE WHO WATCHED THE COUNTING.

    THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER SAID IT WAS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THE LOW PERCENTAGE OF INFORMAL VOTES IN OPEN ELECTORATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABEGOQTFM88CHQYF3B9IPUAZ8K
    Media URN:
    VLVABEGOQTFM88CHQYF3B9IPUAZ8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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