Tjilla trail

Australia, 1969

Film
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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.

Credits

director

William M. Carty

producer

Jeffery Kemp

production company

British Petroleum

Cinesound

Language

English

Duration

00:30:38:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29587

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mining districts - Western Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mining towns

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Port Hedland (W.A.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Australia - Description and travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Western Australia - History

Places → Port Hedland (W.A.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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