Synopsis:Muloorina is a homestead, situated 450 miles north of Adelaide, South Australia. Elliott Price, grandson of a London policeman, settled here in 1939 with his family.
He set about irrigating the area by artesian wells and established a sheep station. He somehow survived the first years of drought and from 1950 he had seven good years of regular summer and winter rains. Since then, however, little appreciable rain fell in this area.
In 1962, Donald Campbell, holder of the world's water speed record, was seeking a suitable location to make a second attempt on the world land speed record. BP in Australia suggested that the very remote salt flats of Lake Eyre, some 35 miles north east of Muloorina might prove suitable.
This BAFTA-nominated film briefly tells the story of this attempt which had to be abandoned die to exceptionally heavy rains which broke the seven year drought, and the effects that this operation had on the homestead of Muloorina.
Shotlist:Is the same attempt as the Operation Bluebird newsreel but it is in colour which does not seem to have faded that much.