Made by Telecom and the Postmaster-Generals dept. the film shows the work of laying a 600-mile coaxial cable from Perth to Carnarvon, W.A. The pipe is a link in the national broad-band telecommunication network extending the range of subscriber trunk dialling and television relay facilities.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)