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ITN Roving Report: Back of Beyond

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Adrian Cowell reports from Dutch New Guinea on the Dutch efforts to prepare the country - many of whose inhabitants are still living in primitive, Stone Age settlements - for independence.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Close up New Guinea tribesman / Tribeswoman...

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Close up New Guinea tribesman / Tribeswoman / Group of stone age villlagers

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) jungle

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Plane on taxiing on runway / Flight crew lined up on tarmac / Reporter and other passengers down steps from plane / Catalina plane (relic from World War II) / Notice forbidding photography / Dutch naval destroyer / Relics of rusting tanks, landing craft and barrels from Second World War / Various of houses on stilts built on the beach / Japanese army helmet (used as water bowl) next to pig / Cemetery with corrugated iron roofs over graves / Upended beer bottles stuck in sand around grave / People in sea / Boys playing in sea / Small flying boat pulled up beach by Land Rover / Kroonduif Pioneer plane taking off

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) shadow of plane on jungle below / River snaking through jungle / Forest airstrip

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Plane coming in to land / Shot of landing strip as plane comes into land / Dutch officers waiting for plane to come to a halt / Reporter shaking hands with Dutch missionary / Attap huts in village / Reporter along with missionary and tribesmen

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Lesson in progress in village school / Children standing up then leaving classroom

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Children drinking milk (donated by United Nations) / Reporter speaking to missionary (not heard) / Plane taking off

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) jungle and sea / Houses on small islands / Fishermen's houses on stilts / Fishermen at water's edge / Children playing in water / People sitting in outrigger canoes on beach / Entrance to nautical school / Corrugated iron training ship / Trainee sailors on landbound training ship / Trainee with binnacle / Boy planing wood at carpentry school / Man being taught how to use saw / General view of carpentry school / High angle view Hollandia / Ship docked at quayside / Government buildings / Native politicians / AIR VIEWs (AERIALs) jungle / Thick jungle and swamp / Tree falling / Papuans pulling down tree / Man with axe

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Oil derrick PAN DOWN to worker fitting drill into place / Drill drilling into mud / AIR VIEW oil derrick in clearing

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Pilot in cockpit / Propeller and mountains seen through window / AIR VIEW (AERIAL) jungle covered mountain / Pilots hand on controls

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Plane landing in valley of the Baliem / General view of stone age tribesmen / Tribesmen and Dutch people in front of Kroonduif plane / Tribespeople / Tribal elder holding spear / Tractor / Washing machine and generator / Reporter along with Franciscan missionary & group of young tribespeople / Church built from thatch and palm leaves / Clergyman blessing new church bell / Group of people witnessing blessing / Bell raised to church tower / Beliem tribespeople watching from field / Bell raised into roof / Airline staff and their wives watching / Vicar ringing new bell SOT

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General view valley / River and mountains seen from prow of moving boat / people on boat / Trees reflected in river water / Trees on river bank / Pilot steering boat / Tribesmen on raft / Man throwing rope from boat to boy on shore / Party disembarking boat / General view countryside / Party along over tree trunk bridge over stream / Tribesman crossing narrow tree bridge / Back view tribesman along with load of wood / Reporter and others crossing wooden bridge / Reporter and others greeting tribespeople / Reporter admiring tribesman's necklace of cowrie shells / Reporter entering village through gate / Group of huts around clearing / Reporter and interpreter speaking to tribal chief / Four cowrie shells in palm of hand / Chief given tribute of cowrie shells / Close up tribesman / Chief smoking cigarette / Reporter watching tribeman smoke cigarette / Chief's first wife rubbing his eyes / Beliem tribesmen / Cowrie necklaces / Tribesman laughing as shown balloon

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Stone axe used to chop wood / Stack of wood piled on heated stones in preparation for pig feast / Dead pigs / Tribesmen placing stones on fire / Tribesman removing bamboo from his nose then playing it as musical instrument / Pig carried along to fire / Tribesmen with painted faces / Men using bamboo knives to cut pig's skin / Red hot stones carried to oven to bake pigs / Man playing musical instrument / Tribesmen / Men surrounding oven made of stones and straw / Cooked pig lifted out of oven / men eating pork / Boys learning to throw war spears / Police post in no-man's land / Papuans from coast standing to attention with rifles / Police officer on wooden platform / General views of trees and hills

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