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Natives Help Workmen Build Camp

From A Staff Representative QUORN, May 19.

The 120 natives who ar-<*> rined from Ooldea on Tues-<*> day night to take part in the film "Bitter Springs."

are still quartered in build ings at the Quorn Oval pend ing the preparation of their camp at Warren's Gorge. A dozen of them spent todav at the gorge helping workmen' engaged by the local district,: council to erect tents. The natives will move to their new qnarters tomorrow. Today the deputy director of the SA Tourist Bureau fMr Ashton) and Mr. CVKeefe. an officer of the Aborigines Depart ment, arrived from Adelaide to see the natives settled in at! their camp and to discuss w:th the director of the aim (Mr. Ralph Smart) and the produc tion manager (Mr. J. Rixi a request for another 40 aboriginal men. If it is decided to provide tne extra natives, they may come from the Marree area. Aborigines not required for, .today's working party at the gorge found various ways of amusing themselves. Many of the younger men organised a hunting party. Armed with spears and woo meras. they went into the hills on a fruitless search for euros. Most of the women and chil-' dren made a wide-eyed window I snooping tour of the town. I Mr. H. E. Reichenbach, a Victorian farmer, went to Ool- ' dea specially to accompany the natives on this trip as camp cook. { The natives are having meat1 three times a day—a luxury for Ithem.