• Short Summary

    An open inquiry possibly a Royal Commission, will investigate yesterday's riot and fire at Bathurst jail.

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    GV. Exterior of prison showing petrol bomb damage after prison riots
    13 ft


    Pen9 Debris in prison courtyard, prison officer
    25 ft


    CU Damaged musical instruments
    27 ft


    Pan Interior of lavatory badly damaged
    32 ft


    GV Prison officers and men in prison paintshops
    36 ft


    CU Fire hose down which two prisoners trapped in the tower during the riot had to slide
    43 ft


    Low Angle Tower with people on baloony
    46 ft


    MV Man examining the debris
    50 ft


    GV Prison reformers outside the jail talking to the press "I don't want to get myself....... the system which controls it."
    62 ft


    GV Prisoners loaded onto bus
    68 ft


    GV Press question prisoners through bus windows
    79 ft


    GV Prison reformer shouts to prisoners to ask for George Peterson M.P. when they arrive at next prison. Bus moves off
    86 ft


    1 ft: "IT WAS DURING THE ..."



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    From Bathurst, Dick Dennison reports:




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An open inquiry possibly a Royal Commission, will investigate yesterday's riot and fire at Bathurst jail. It will examine, among other things, the possibility of outside influences having been a factory in the disturbances. In the meantime, with more than two-thirds of the Bathurst jail burnt out, all three-hundred prisoners are being transferred to other institutions throughout New South Wales. Prison authorities expect to complete the transfer by late tonight. The jail cannot be used in its present state.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJRJSA3VP885N43JSM2VUNYSE
    Media URN:
    VLVABJRJSA3VP885N43JSM2VUNYSE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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