In the middle of the South Australian Outback, Lies the abandoned town of Farina. Left to ruins over a 100 years ago, but now thanks to some overly enthusiastic grey nomad volunteers. The town is slowly beginning to be rebuilt one stone at a time. This story was broadcast on Channel Seven Adelaide - Today Tonight back in 2009. This film won me a Gold Award at the 2009 Australian Cinematography Society awards SA / WA branch.
Views: 255 Tony Salvatore
Find 101-year-old buried treasure at this once gregarious goldrush town reportedly of 5,000 people and 13 pubs, now an abandoned ghost town in the Australian bush! Old Dalmorton is in the beautiful Clarence Valley of New South Wales. Its charm is that 150 years ago it was a bustling and busy town, but now there’s only silence. That is, until you scratch under the surface!! Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel, and then read the Ghost Town story at www.historyoutthere.com!
Views: 1626 History Out There
In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
Views: 28881 Pulitzer Opal
Coober Pedy, located in South Australia, calls itself the “opal mining capital of the world.” It’s also a remote and extreme place to live; due to the extreme temperatures of the Australian desert, 70% of the population have chosen to live underground. Since 1915, miners have hunted for opal in the surrounding rocks, and despite the grueling industry, mining continues today. Watch the full video to meet Desrey, one of the few female miners in the town. Read more about Coober Pedy here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/coober-pedy CREDITS: Directed by: Ana González Executive Producers: Doug Baldinger Chris Naka Director of Photography Mobarak Shah Nazari Editor: Aranya Raj Singh Sound Design Thèo Serror Music “Red Desert 2” by David Khan At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. See where we’re exploring here: https://www.atlasobscura.com Subscribe for more videos like this: https://trib.al/GD9qhdX Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura Tweet us: https://www.twitter.com/atlasobscura Explore our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlasobscura
Views: 13295 Atlas Obscura
Come explore abandoned Dalmorton Ghost town with me. I explored this town in the end of summer here in Australia. Dalmorton was first settled by people in search of gold but the rush didn't last too long as it was decided by geologists that there was not enough gold in the area to turn the place into a town. Not sure if that makes sense?? As with most gold rush towns it has mostly disappeared and alot of the building were dismantled and relocated to other parts of the region. I love visiting the area and never get tired of heading down there when I have time to spend a few days camping. Dalmorton is in northern nsw of Australia. I hope you enjoy exploring with me and I hope I wasn't talking too fast for everyone? I was trying to get as much in as I could without dragging the video out too long and as a result was talking rather fast as well LOL. If you want to know more about Dalmorton there is a lot of information if you do a Google search. Saves me having to write a book here that people get bored reading anyway. Excuse my dirty fingernails, I did say I was prospecting. If you like this video Subscribe and hit the notification bell. Give me a thumbs up and do all the things Youtube wants you to do these days. Thank you to everyone for subscribing and for all your great comments on my videos. Follow me on instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mkuebler5/
Views: 7778 mkuebler5
Mintabie is a small opal mining town in far north South Australia. On our visit in 2008 there were only a few Senior students, so our son Jacob joined the class for the day and we spent a few hours filming and editing a quick clip to capture that moment in time.
Views: 2274 StampMusic1
Across Australia, mining towns like Emerald are hurting as China's appetite for resources exports wanes. What does the future hold for locals? Photo/Video: Paolo Bosonin Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
Views: 44383 Wall Street Journal
Historic Copper Mine on the outskirts of Moonta, S.A. Wonderful history like many of the 19th Century Australian Mines. Amazing so many of the original structures, whilst a little knocked about, still standing. The Museum at the local school tells you the tragic story of so many deaths from the mine and the mining town's dirty water that killed so many children. The mounds of Tailings, extracted from the mine, stand high above the landscape. Incredible size, all moved by hand & barrow from the Mine. A Pioneer & Miner's life was a tough life.
Views: 272 Living the Dream Australia
Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, 558 kilometres (347 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 1,000 people. Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining ghost town, it was once the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed. The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area. Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with an estimated population of 5,008 (3,151 men and 1,857 women). At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including the railway connection between Perth and Kalgoorlie, a swimming pool (first public baths in the state), many hotels and several newspapers. The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so very significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie briefly became Premier of Western Australia. Albert Thomas, also of Coolgardie, was elected the first Member of Dundas, an electoral division south of Coolgardie. However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population, as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. An example of this decline is that, in March 1896, Coolgardie's main street was lit by an electric light, but by April 1924, the same street was lit by four hurricane lamps. Despite this, many of the buildings from the town's peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population. Coolgardie appears to be no longer in danger of dying. _____________________________________ Music By - Midnight Oil. Song title - "Blue Sky Mine:. _____________________________________ Intro & Outro - Song - Kevin Blight (Stratboy999) Graphics - Jeroen Oppers
Views: 1384 VB Ed
Iron Knob is known for its iron ore mining which is only a very small operation now. The town stores have nearly all closed and are gone. And much of the busy town life has faded away as happens with many mining towns that wind down operations over time. Its still an interesting place to look around at though. Photography 2013 by John Boom. Australian Pictorials - www.australianpictorials.com Please subscribe if you like the work I do and check out my Aussie Photo site: www.aussiephoto.com
Views: 1634 johnnybaustralia
Roxby Downs is a mining town in outback South Australia, 563 kilometers north of the state capital Adelaide. http://www.roxbycouncil.com.au/roxby-council-landingpage.html Andamooka is a town approximately 600 km north of Adelaide in the South Australian outback. Andamooka is the largest town administered by the Outback Communities Authority instead of a local government area and is best known for opal mining. http://andamooka.sa.au/
Views: 1377 Crazyoldies50plus
Went to a old abandoned mine in south Australia found some interesting rocks and thought id go through them with everyone. Some times that one rock you walk over ten time that looks like nothing can be very rich in minerals inside if you brake it open. Loads of copper and pyrite
Views: 729 Blue Dog Prospecting
There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.
Views: 185004 CBS Sunday Morning
This is a Revised (Opal Only) version of a previous video. In January, 2018, the Australian government announced the closing of the town of Mintabie, where, in some of the world's best opal was mined. Mintabie is in Aboriginal lands, although in a resolution, the government leased the town for a period of time, ending in the early 2000's. The reason for the closure of the town (and the mines) was, in my view due to the depletion of opal. Most of the miners left and the town declined, prompting closure. This video is intended as a celebration of the great opal town of Mintabie and its fabulous opal.
Views: 8115 Pulitzer Opal
http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/ExploreAustralia From the rugged Outback to the glittering Southern Ocean, South Australia is known for its wildlife, food, wine and beauty. South Australia is vast, spanning nearly half a million square miles. With a population of around one point six million people, that’s just four people per square mile. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest, and home to a remarkable range of wildlife. With over 800 native species of plants and rare sights like the endangered glossy black cockatoo, Kangaroo Island is typified by unspoiled wilderness and a magnificent selection of flora and fauna, including the kangaroos that give it its name. Just over a thousand sea lions live and breed in the Seal Bay Conservation Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kangaroo Island. Marine life thrives all across the shores of South Australia. The state’s coastline stretches for more than 3,000 miles, and after a flight of just 40 minutes from Adelaide the mighty Eyre Peninsula awaits. Baird Bay is a small fishing village situated on the west of the peninsula. Snorkelling here isn’t a typical experience, as the the coastal waters are home to Australian sea lions and pods of dolphins. Adelaide, the state capital city, was founded in 1836 as a planned, freely settled colony. It was a place where immigrants could settle free from religious persecution. Nowadays the city remains a vibrant, bustling cultural centre, home to thriving markets, a lively night scene and dozens of festivals a year. From Adelaide’s beautiful architecture to a wealth of museums detailing its immigrant settlers, Adelaide does not shy away from its multicultural history. For example, the South Australian Museum houses the largest collection of Aboriginal ethnographic material in the world. Climbing away from the coast and the bustle of the city are the quiet, rural hills of the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is world-renowned for its red wine, and over 150 wineries lie within an hour’s drive from Adelaide. But the Barossa is not only home to wine. It’s one of the world’s top culinary destinations. The vibrancy of South Australia doesn’t end in Barossa. Follow the Stuart Highway north, beyond the hills and the vineyards of the Clare Valley to where green turns to red and the Outback begins. For many the jewel in the crown of this region is the dramatic stretch of rock known fondly as the ‘Organ Pipes’. Gawler Range. Enormous, solid volcanic rhyolite is stacked in the cliff face here, ranging in size from stony grinning teeth to the elongated pillars that remind so many people of magnificent organs. The rugged landscape of the Flinders Ranges epitomises the romanticism of outback Australia: big skies, incredible sunsets, and sun-baked desert as far as the eye can see. In the summer it’s a hot, dry landscape. It might seem daunting at first, but look a bit closer and you’ll find the place teeming with life. The Flinders Ranges have also been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Aborigines have walked in these hills since long before European settlers arrived, using the plants and the rocks for food and creating art. The Flinders Ranges are now home to numerous towns and villages scattered along the highway. The area is accessible as a destination for hiking, cycling, camping and wildlife watching, giving visitors a taste of the iconic outback. Rawnsley Park Station is a working farm that has managed to find a way to blend sheep farming and tourism. The owners provide scenic flights over the spectacular geological formation, Wilpena Pound. Wilpena Pound is an ancient valley floor amidst mountains that have been eroded over hundreds of millions of years. Its golden walls are formed of highly resistant quartzite and sandstone. The area is protected from mining and most human impact other than tourism. Nowadays, 4x4s can be seen roaming along the ridgetops that command spectacular views of the timeless landscape. Life can nevertheless be found all over the northern reaches of South Australia. The emu is a large, flightless bird, endemic to Australia and a close relation of the ostrich. Its long legs allow it to reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour. It has become an iconic image of Australia. Continuing up the spine of the country, we reach the northern regions of South Australia. This is opal mining country, and the Painted Desert may seem barren, but can be extremely lucrative for those willing to work. The town of Coober Pedy is the opal mining capital of the world, known for the way its people live underground in dugouts to escape the fierce desert heat. We’ve travelled from the crystal waters of the Southern Ocean to the dry beauty of the outback, covering one of the most magnificent states in Australia. The Explorers’ Way crosses the state border, slicing the country in half as it continues into the Northern Territory.
Views: 315749 Wanderlust Travel Magazine
NSW Mining is helping to build communities and generate economic activity across NSW. There are around 40,000 people working in mining in NSW and our mines spend more than $6 billion a year with more than 8,000 businesses based in Sydney and mining regions like the Hunter Valley, Orange, Mudgee, Dubbo, Wollongong and the Illawarra and the far west. Whitehaven Coal is a cornerstone business is the state's north. It's employing more than 2,000 people and growing, generating an increasing economic return, creating jobs and achieving huge things as an employer of Indigenous Australia. NSW mining - Making the future possible. Find out more at www.nswmining.com.au or www.makingthefuturepossible.com.au.
Views: 377 NSW Mining
An award winning documentary about Joadja, an Australian ghost town, and its previous owner, Pat Lee. Joadja is located in the southern highlands of New South Wales approximately a one hour drive from Sydney...LIVE ACTION BEGINS 1 MINUTE 2O SECONDS INTO VIDEO.... The town was at one time home to around 1,100 people who worked for the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Company that mined shale to extract kerosene. The town existed between 1870 and 1911.... In 1966 Miss Pat Lee, an American from Arkansas USA, fell in love with the property and the ruins that are still there, and bought all 2500 acres. This is her story and her great affection for the land that became her home.
Views: 2065 jalaimo07
My wife and I had a trip from Grafton in NSW to Rapid Bay in SA to visit my sister and brother in law. We show the trip to there over two days via Cobar and Broken Hill and the hunt around the village.
Views: 118 Gold-Den
It has one of the youngest, most cashed up populations of any community in Australia, but life in the BHP Billiton mining town of Roxby Downs can change suddenly when ore prices plummet. The ABC's Country Hour and Bush Telegraph stopped there first on their 5 day tour through remote South Australia.
Views: 19072 countryhour
G'Day, today we leave the Northern Territory crossing the state border into South Australia with a rough plan to make Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is a famous outback town in the middle of absolute no where. Why is it famous? Well the town is a Opal mining town and its hot, so hot that some of the residents actually live in underground homes, yep real underground homes called "Dug Outs". Headspace Website: http://headspace.org.au/ Help us support headspace: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/The_Ethical_Roadtrip Thank you for watching TatteredPassport, If you have enjoyed this movie please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends. I love hearing about all your amazing adventures and stories, so please feel free to comment below. You can also find TatteredPassport on: Travel and Lifestyle Blog: https://www.tatteredpassport.com.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TatteredPassportInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatteredpassport Twitter: https://twitter.com/tatteredpass BEME: @TatteredPassport Snapchat @TatteredPassport Music: Track: Clean Rhythm Pop Rock Guitar Instrumental Artist: Royalty Free Music 2013, Album:Royalty Free Rock Music Instrumentals, Track:Blue Skies Artist: Silent Partner Album: YouTube Audio Library Track: Cielo Artist: Huma-Huma Album:YouTube Audio Library Music Wanted!! I am always looking for new and funky local music for my movies. If you are a music producer and would like me to use your music (funky, jazz, lounge, alternative bluesy, acoustic kind of stuff) please email me at: [email protected] Cameras and camera gear: When I travel I try and keep my gear minimal. Vlogging Camera: Olympus Tough Stylus TG-860 Action Camera: I use a Drift Innovation Action Camera. These are like the popular Go-Pro. They are a personnel choice and I love it. Cannon 600D DSLR: Sigma 17mm-50mm 2.8, 77mm Sigma 70mm- 200mm 2.8, 77mm Rode: Shot Gun Mic, Gear: Pro-Master Tripod, Manfrotto Video Gymbal, I tiny micro tripod, Drift Innovation Time-lapse mount, suction cup mount and that is about it? Editing Software and Computer: I use Final Cut Pro X and Compressor, on a Macbook Air 11”. It is a little underpowered for FCPX however it is so compact that I can carry it everywhere. One Life, One Search, Peace Out. Shane
Views: 1327 Tattered Passport
The historic mining town of Burra South Australia, a town built from stone. Ornate stone buildings hint at past prosperity, funded by a nearby copper mine. Read more about Burra here: https://topwiretraveller.com/burra-south-australia/
Views: 41 Top Wire Traveller
Made by Roger Whittaker Films - 1982. NFSA title no. 262876 This documentary delves into the social, cultural, and economic lives of the residents of the remote opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Produced shortly after the Coober Pedy Act of 1981, the film captures social and economic changes underway, hastened by the introduction of satellite television in 1980. The historically maverick town must adapt to the formality of local government if it is to continue supporting its residents.
Views: 9669 NFSA Films
Please SUBSCRIBE & COME BACK FOR MORE !! WANT TO HELP ME IN TRAVELLING FOREVER ? Please Donate: https://patreon.com/user?u=4186946 Thank you so so much ! Love you GET £10 OFF on your Booking with the Link here: https://www.booking.com/s/092d88ee F O L L O W M E: // Instagram: Miriamkax // Travel Blog : www.seekingfreedom.co.uk // Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Miriamkax/ // Snapchat: Yoomsbro // Twitter : @miriamkax F O L L O W J O S H: // Instagram: mari_a_no \\ // Snapchat: joshii1991 \\ //// Equipment I use \\\\ ==== Camera: Sony Alpha 5000 ==== BUY HERE: http://amzn.to/2dEcoky ==== Go Pro Hero 4 ==== BUY HERE: http://amzn.to/2dsnEC1 ==== Gorilla Pod for Photography ==== BUY HERE: http://amzn.to/2dsoazO ==== Drone DJI Phantom 3 Standard ==== BUY HERE: http://amzn.to/2lW4QRH ==== ==== Editing Program: iMovie ==== //// MUSIC \\\\ Music by Dj Quads Music by MILFE Business: [email protected] * This video is not sponsored * [ If you do buy any products through my links, I will get a small commission to continue my travel dream ] So Thank you
Views: 2654 Miriamka
Walhalla, Australia GV. Picturesque valley in Australia with small town Walhalla looking like a set from a western film. MS. Old fashioned bandstand in Walhalla. VS. Old wooden buildings and stone built houses, the ore crushing device at the local mine, the graveyard on the hill and the old brick vault of the Victoria National Bank where gold used to be stored before shipment back in 16 and 17 hundreds, the old fire engine with the hand pump device. CU. Selection of still photographs taken from the gold rush days in Walhalla. GV. Walhalla, no one lives here now, the only people here are tourists. Good high angle shot of Walhalla. (Comb.F.G.) FILM ID:3141.1 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 7561 British Pathé
Coober Pedy is home to one of the most extreme climates on earth. To survive, people bury themselves beneath the ground. Also check out: Australian town goes off the grid ditching power companies - https://youtu.be/sFL93LrUG78 Coober Pedy: The mining town where people live under the earth - https://www.cnet.com/features/coober-pedy-the-mining-town-where-people-live-under-the-earth/ Living on the edge: Life off the grid in Australia's most extreme town (Gallery) - https://www.cnet.com/pictures/life-off-the-grid-in-coober-pedy-australia-extreme-town/?query=Coober+Pedy Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm
Views: 46944 CNET
The Barnett government's under fire for spending more than a quarter of a billion dollars on housing projects sitting empty in the north of the state. Property values have crashed in Port Hedland and taxpayers are still paying for the 'Ghost homes'.
Views: 9872 Nine News Perth
You wouldn’t quite believe it until you saw it. Today, we will take you to the moon, where you will view (with your own eyes) a bizarre moonscape comprising thousands of deep dark holes. Just joking! This is not the moon, this is White Cliffs. This is Australia mate! Set in the middle of nowhere (1100km north-west of Sydney) this dot of a town has a rich opal mining history dating back to the 1800’s. So much so, the landscape comprises thousands of hillocks of earth, dug and discarded in their quest to strike it rich, to find the mighty opal stone. And would you know it, some smart fella (probably a kiwi) decided that the best place to live was in these holes. Crikey! In this otherworldly destination, most of its 100 residents live underground, to escape the heat and the wild kangaroos that roam the outback. Is this the world’s most unusual town? Make sure to comment, like and subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/InspiredSub ======================= Produced and written by Gina Shakespeare Camera, editing, and sound by Alexander Nilsen ======================= © All Rights Reserved. sighting explained stories family life overview deligracy ideas
Views: 10998 Inspired Original
In Coober Pedy amidst the wild northern desert of South Australia live a band of opal miners who not only share their passion for opals but share a home as well. But this is not your suburban dream home, this is a an underground dugout. Its close quarters and tempers can run high.
Views: 1840 Rebel Films
All videos about Australia http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ikaustralia Australians talking about Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgqRSJPJDZc Sovereign hill is the place for an open air museum of an old mining town in the suburb of Ballarat, Australia. The museum depicts first ten years of life of this town after the discovery of gold in 1851. Opened in 1970 it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Become friends with Channel about Australia - Facebook - http://facebook.com/igorstayer Instagram - http://instagram.com/ikaustralia VK - http://vk.com/ikaustralia "Pennsylvania Rose" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... ISRC: USUAN1100413 © 2007 Kevin MacLeod
Views: 14711 Австралия Без Купюр
Wittenoom - The Blue Asbestos Ghost Town & The Residents Who Refuse To Leave Devils Dust Movie Trailer - The Killer James Hardie Asbestos Company & Bernie Banton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REkJuPi1zw Devil's Dust is a two-part Australian television docu-drama mini-series on the ABC which first screened in 2012. Based on journalist Matt Peacock's 2009 book Killer Company, Devil's Dust was researched and developed by producer Stephen Corvini for over two years prior to the series' production. Through the factual case of Bernie Banton, it recounts the tragedy of many Australian workers and their families afflicted with asbestosis and mesothelioma in the twentieth-century asbestos mining and processing industries. Though the extreme health risks of exposure to asbestos dust had been documented for many years, manufacturer James Hardie persisted in large-scale use of the material, aided by inadequate regulation by state health agencies. BEFORE he died an early death at 61 in 2007, Australia knew Bernie Banton as the smiling man with asbestosis who carried an oxygen bottle wherever he went. We didn't know all that much about him at first, just that he was up against the polished legal might and political clout of building materials manufacturer James Hardie. I still remember the company's name stamped on sheets of "fibro" in the local hardware yard. I had no idea the lives of thousands of Australians might have been jeopardised by asbestos in materials such as this. Or that underfelt made from shredded asbestos bags under old carpet leaked pain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Dust Banton seemed an ordinary bloke, a former factory worker, who soon became the widely recognised face of the legal and political campaign to achieve compensation for the many sufferers of asbestos-related diseases. But, as this two-part series reveals, there was more to Banton than many of us realised as we watched the emerging folk hero on TV waging his seemingly losing battle against the corporate figureheads of the James Hardie company. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/no-clean-sweep-as-miniseries-devils-dust-tackles-bernie-bantons-asbestos-story/story-fn9n8gph-1226513068301 Bernard Douglas (Bernie) Banton AM (13 October 1946 – 27 November 2007) was an Australian social justice campaigner. He was the widely-recognised face of the legal and political campaign to achieve compensation for the many sufferers of asbestos-related conditions, which they contracted after either working for the company James Hardie or being exposed to James Hardie Industries' products. Bernie himself suffered from asbestosis, Asbestos-Related Pleural Disease (ARPD) and then finally peritoneal mesothelioma. These conditions required him to carry an oxygen tank wherever he went. The 2009 book Killer Company details Banton's fight against James Hardie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Banton Bernie Banton on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjhzvzoo0sk Banton brought an action against Amaca Pty Ltd before the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales https://safetyatworkblog.com/2012/10/30/devils-dust-australian-movie-on-asbestos-and-corporate-morality/ Exposure to Deadly Asbestos, Pesticides, Illegal Dumping etc - The Dangers, Examples, Advice & Warnings - James Hardie Australia ( Mesothelioma ) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_04EsHUmFurL1vLBSdMtzzR Devils Dust - Deadly Natural Blue Asbestos Facts & Dangers - Products of Asbestos - Mesothelioma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKi4_AM6l8
Views: 26786 Adventures With Wild Warrior Bill
Hack reporter Antoinette Chiha visits a mining town in South Australia where women are vastly outnumbered by men. BHP Billiton has proposed to expand the mine, which would mean more male workers. What would this mean for the local young women?
Views: 5469 triple j
Fancy villas, high-rise apartment blocks, lakes, parks and sprawling road networks: ghost cities in China have it all — except people. To some, the empty sprawls are a sign of a Chinese debt crisis, but to others it shows China's thinking one step ahead. Read more here: https://ab.co/2twFg8N For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
Views: 563244 ABC News (Australia)
Joadja Ghost Town is a historic ruin in the Southern Highlands in Australia once home to the Australian Kerosine Oil and Mineral Company in the late 1800's it is now a fascinating ruin which is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts. Carrington Row was the residential centre for the workers of the mines and their families.
Views: 3311 Hunter Valley Ghost Tours
In this video, we head out to a turn of the century rubbish tip and uncover beautiful bottles and relics! Digging Australia on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digging_australia/ Digging Australia Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DiggingAus/?ref=br_rs Digging Australia Twitter (@DiggingAus): https://twitter.com/DiggingAus Cameras: *Nikon Coolpix AW-130 *Canon 80D Digging tools: *Lesche hand digger *Garrett Retriever II Pick Music: 'Dizzy' by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud 'Retouch' by High Rule https://soundcloud.com/highrule Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Feel free to Comment, Share and Subscribe! Thanks For Watching!
Views: 740 Digging Australia
Mudgee /ˈmʌdʒi/ is a town in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. My friends and I did a three day trip and shot a few timelapses here and there, this is the result. Follow the trip on social with hashtag #MudgeeAstroTrip http://www.instagram.com/matjoez http://www.instagram.com/matjoez_bts http://www.instagram.com/boxmediahouse http://www.instagram.com/matty_teague Motion control by http://www.kesslercrane.com Cameras and lenses by http://www.canon.com.au
Views: 4169 Matthew Vandeputte
The Olympic Dam Barbarians were formed in 2016 in the Remote South Australian Mining town of Roxby Downs by a group of dedicated volunteers. Far from the Heartland of Rugby in Australia, the Barbarians regularly travel up to 700km in one day to play the game they love and at the same time have created a tight-nit and successful community group.
Views: 667 Travis Hague
This story was first broadcast on Channel Seven Adelaide - Today Tonight. This story looks into the complex energy supply contract that a rural South Australian council signed to keep its opal mining town ticking. Though some residents are questioning at what cost? For this story I was awarded a Silver award for Cinematography at the 2017 Australian Cinematography Society Awards SA/WA branch.
Views: 123 Tony Salvatore
http://www.euronews.net/ Emergency services on Tuesday ordered more than 8,000 people to leave their homes in a flood-hit town in southeastern Australia. Many low-lying properties in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales have already been inundated with water. A state of emergency has been declared. Officials said the nearby Murrumbidgee river would peak at 10.6 metres later on Tuesday. A levee that protects the town centre is 11 metres high. One man died when his Jeep was swept away by floodwaters. Many residents are leaving nothing to chance; Wagga Wagga has been described by local reporters on the ground as a "ghost town". Locals gathered up their belongings overnight and laid sandbags outside their homes and businesses before heading to higher ground. An additional 5,000 people across the state of New South Wales have been told to evacuate. Flood warnings are also in place in neighbouring Victoria state and Queensland, northeast Australia.
Views: 1344 euronews (in English)
Traveltherenext: http://www.youtube.com/ChristinaPfeiffer Funny video of Burra's darker side. Burra is a historic town in Australia. Its has a collection of well-preserved heritage buildings and mining ruins, The successful copper mining town saved South Australia from bankruptcy in the late 1800s. Perhaps it should be on the UNESCO World Heritage list. www. is a travel show hosted by award-winning travel writer and photographer, Christina Pfeiffer, who has visited 55 countries in the last eight years. YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChristinaPfeiffer Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ChristinaPfeiffer Burra Cornish mining history, episode 3 - The Dark Side Burra Cornish mining history, episode 3 - The Dark Side For places to visit and things to do around the world go to https://travel2next.com/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Whale Watching Hervey Bay - Humpback Capital of the World" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUoBrPAYbTA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 1054 CHRISTINA PFEIFFER YOUTUBE CHANNEL
The terrible state of our South Australia's Murray River. Images of the once great river taken from Hindmarsh Island in Goolwa South Australia. Images taken just 9 months apart. The place looks like a ghost town. It's time for the Federal Government to take charge!
Views: 2544 batcopters