Tjilla trail

Australia, 1969

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Building the 265 mile railway linking the Mount Newman iron mine with Port Hedland, Western Australia. Shows the rapid mechanical construction methods used, with impressions of the country and its wildlife, including an 11 foot python called Charlie Boy. “Tjilla” means snake. Narrated by Gibson, a Thursday Island native with original music and lyrics by Jimmy Little.

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producer

Jeffery Kemp

production company

Cinesound

British Petroleum

director

William M. Carty

Duration

00:30:38:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1969

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