Taxi to Rumdoodle

Australia, 1964

Film
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Tells the story of the hardy taxi to Rumdoodle, which takes passengers over the snow and ice to Mawson base from the airstrip at Rumdoodle in Antarctica. Shows how the car stands up to the cold weather, and rough conditions, saving the snow-cat and tractors for other work and maintaining speeds of 40-50 m.p.h. on sea ice. Shows the penguins, seals and huskies, typical scenery and the men of the A.N.A.R.E. at work at the base and on inland expeditions.

Credits

production company

Cinesound

Language

English

Duration

00:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29252

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Taxicab drivers

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Antarctica - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mawson station (Australian Antarctic Territory)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Taxicab drivers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation, Automotive

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Antarctica - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific expeditions

Places → Mawson station (Australian Antarctic Territory)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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