Engineering hover-truck

Engineering hover-truck (1950) Movietone News

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Open Access Status Other
Creator Movietone News
Title Engineering hover-truck
Place of publication [Australia]
Publisher [Fox Movietone]
Publication date 1950
Year available 2015
Type video/mp4
Format 1 film reel (4 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Source University of Queensland Archives, UQA S674 (5)
Language eng
Rights This video is in Copyright, please contact University of Queensland Archives for further information, email;
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This Fox Movietone newsreel shows three experimental hover crafts, one designed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Of the other two, one appears to be filmed in England, perhaps near Heathrow airport.  The portion dealing with the University was titled "Uni Scientists Design Hover-Truck" and was developed followed a request from the Queensland sugar industry.  Commentary for the University portion of the film is by David Low and though undated, it has most likely been filmed during the 1950's.

Keyword University of Queensland. Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Queensland -- History
Sugarcane industry -- Queensland
Low, David

Document type: Video Document
Collection: University of Queensland Archives - Moving Images 1
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Created: Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 08:44:43 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of University of Queensland Archives