GAUMONT BRITISH NEWS No 1360/2, SOUTHERN HEBRIDES: Emigration by Canadian P. Liner "MarlocH"

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: GAUMONT BRITISH NEWS No 1360/2, SOUTHERN HEBRIDES: Emigration by Canadian P. Liner "MarlocH"

Reference number: 2497

Date: 1924, April 3

Production company: [ Gaumont British News]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.24 mins

Description: Footage of people setting out to emigrate to Canada from the islands of St. Kilda and Barra.

This version probably incomplete, and intercut with stills.

Shotlist: No credits. Deserted crofts (.26) still of two old women (.29) still of child (.32) St. Kildans with horse and cart (.36) still of emigrant group (.41) shots of ship ["Marloch"] moving away [from Isle of Barra] with passengers on deck (.45) still of group on deck of ship with banner which reads "We've got jobs in Canada. We don't want the dole". (.50) shots of women and children boarding ship (.59) still of pipers on deck of ship (1.05) passengers wave from deck of ship as it departs (1.09) shot from ship to waving crowds on quayside (1.20) l/s of ship pulling away (1.24)