• Short Summary

    New town erected in Australia on mineral wealth.

  • Description

    Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

    Title reads 'Modern Town Built on Mineral Wealth'.

    SV. Town of Mount Isa on the Cloncurry Goldfield in Western Queensland, Australia. It is a small industrial town which is being developed around the great mineral wealth found there - silver, lead, coper, zinc etc. The gold mine stands out prominently in the centre of this town. Various shots of the streets and shopping arcades of this small town of Mount Isa. LV. Large modern hospital. Two shots of modern bungalows. LV. Modern power station. MS. Power station. Air view of a large dam with a woman water skiing. MS. From launch, of a woman water skier. Air view as the launch turns brining the skier sweeping round with it. Various shots of the small mine working CU. Drill rotating. MCU. Mine worker in helmet. Various shots of mine working with winding gear etc. Silver, lead and copper are mined in this area. MS. A monument on a hillside to John Campbell Mills a prospector who found this place forty years ago, pan to show Mount Isa.

    (Comb. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 03/04/1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:48:00 / 01:22:43:00
    UN 3596 C

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