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

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