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    Cameras visit a bird sanctuary on Malagas Island, South Africa.

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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Malagas Island, South Africa.

    Panning shot of Malagas Island, passing mainland. LS of gannets flying over sea. Malagas Island - bird sanctuary. GVs Masses of gannets nesting, quarrelling and making friends. Various CUs of Gannets. VS of them flying. CU Necking performance between two adult birds is a form of greeting. CUs of gannets flying. Various shots of the method used for catching the birds to avoid the dangerous sharp beaks by means of a stout wire with hook at the end. Various shots of bird having been caught being taken over to Mr RW Rand for ringing, bird having ring put on its foot. LS of a gang of Black South African labourers collecting Guano. Various shots of Penguins swimming under water in a pool which illustrates their swimming powers. CU Penguin nesting on rocks. CU of eggs on rocks. CU Penguin nesting on rocks. GV Water gushing against rocks. Penguins sliding down rocks into water, pan to them bathing, and of them coming out again. Various shots of masses of Gannets gathered for bathing parade, some diving from an old disused jetty into the sea.

    (Orig.Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 15/04/1957.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:30:00 / 01:42:12:00
    UN 2993 A

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