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Listed under:  Science  >  Environmental management  >  Pollution  >  Water pollution  >  Oil spills
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Portraying the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 19 years on

Ever heard the phrase 'there are two sides to every story'? While some texts might seem to present both sides of the story, close analysis can often reveal otherwise. This clip from Foreign Correspondent explores some arguments about the after-effects of one of the world's worst oil-spills. The spill occurred in 1989 when ...

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Oil tank in Darwin burning after Japanese attack, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in Darwin on 15 March 1943, showing an oil tank burning fiercely after being bombed during a Japanese air raid. Large clouds of black smoke billow up from the burning tank. In the foreground a group of seven Australian military personnel are bunched behind an asbestos shield to ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music and the beeping sounds ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music and a commentary, the ...

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Tanker breaks in two, 1962 - asset 3

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel showing the rescue of 32 crew of a Liberian-registered oil tanker, the 'Bridgewater', which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. With dramatic background music, the segment comprises ...

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Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

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Massey Ferguson beach cleaner, 1974 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel demonstrating an Australian-developed Massey Ferguson beach-cleaning machine. It was made by British Movietone News, originally in colour, and distributed to Australia via Movietone International. Commentary is backed by jaunty orchestral music featuring strings and brass. ...

Audio

John Lewis tells of salvaging the Bridgewater, 2006

This is an edited audio recording of former tugboat captain John Lewis describing the operation to salvage the stern of an oil tanker, the Bridgewater, which broke in two on 30 January 1962 in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle in Western Australia. Lewis says that when his tug eventually got the stern close to Fremantle there ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See – maritime disasters

The sea and ships hold a fascination for humankind that is one of discovery, geography, science and history, yet also one of peril. This web page has links for the history and human aspects of maritime disasters, timed for the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.