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Big Noisy Trial
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Media Id 43_650
Browse_path Bailey's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Title Big Noisy Trial
Populated 1
Branded_id dm2000121816
Pixel Size 1995 x 2846
Collections Baileys African History Archive
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Model Release MR-NON
Property Release PR-NON
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Description DM2000121816:SAED:POLITICS:FEB1957 - Big Noisy Trial - A Treason Trialist arrives by police van at the back intrance of the Drill Hall. The treason trials started off like an action-packed cowboy film when 156 men and women came before the court in Johannesburg at a preparatory examination. The treason trials, now the talk of South Africa and the world at large, started with a bang-bang-bang. There was drama inside the Drill Hall, where the preparatory examination into charges of high treason alleged against more than 150 persons from various organisations was held before the Chief Magistrate of Bloemfontein, Mr F.C.A. Wessel. And there was drama outside in the streets of Johannesburg when the police clashed several times with the crowd. All because the Drill Hall could not accommodate all the 5 000 people outside. First is was a booing that led to a baton charge that led to a stone-throwing that led to a gun-shooting. And side interludes of snatching Press cameras and arresting photo
Royalty Free No
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Ingestion_path Africa Media Online/Bailey's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Media Type image
Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Keywords Drum Magazine,South Africa,Africa,South African history,black and white image,vertical,anti-apartheid,Treason Trial,freedom fighters,Drill Hall,apartheid,Pretoria,Gauteng,February,1957,1950s,supporters,crowds,police,
Province Gauteng
Compressed File Size 1806336
Orientation portrait
Country South Africa
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Creation_date 2008-02-15T20:47:28
City Johannesburg
Media_id 43_650
Pixel_size 1995 x 2846
Model_release MR-NON
Property_release PR-NON
Royalty_free No
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Credit_line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Compressed_file_size 1806336
Colour_components 1
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