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New Northern Producer

Series

Series Name
Rhodesian Spotlight

Issue

Issue No.
52
Length of issue (in feet)
808
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Research in Agriculture
  2. 2New Northern Producer
  3. 3Tea From Nyasaland
  4. 4Farming as a Fine Art
  5. 5Spotlight on the Railways

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 5
Summary
Rhodesian Spotlight synopsis: Sir Ernest Oppenheimer opens the Bancroft Copper Mine.
Rhodesian Spotlight Commentary - Where only 4 years ago there was nothing but African Bush, the Bancroft Copper Mine today comes into operation. It has, so far, called for an 18 million pound investment, and Sir Ernest Oppenheimer journeyed with to perform the official opening.
The Mine Manager, Mr McKay, and his staff have overcome innumberable difficulties, and to all those who did the pioneering work under most trying conditions, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer paid unstinted praise. Starting with the prospecting work of Dr. Bancroft, after whom the mine is named, a noteworthy climax is reached in the story of the newest great Northern Copper producer.
Researcher Comments
Alternative title - Opening of Bancroft
Keywords
Mining
Written sources
Movietone boxfile no.1   Used for synopsis
Credits:
Production Co.
Central African Film Unit
Length of story (in feet)
80

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