Eureka Stockade

Henry Watt, 103 mins, UK, 1949, B&W, 35mm. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Courtesy: Connaissance du Cinema

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Eureka Stockade
A grand vision of rebellion on the Ballarat goldfields, Eureka Stockade stars Chips Rafferty as Peter Lalor, the Irish-born leader of the celebrated miners' rebellion.

Recreating the events of 1854 in what is essentially a rather offbeat action movie, director Harry Watts conceived the film as one of the first to portray the birth of Australian democracy. Made primarily on location, with some scenes shot in the Ealing-controlled Pagewood Studios in Sydney, Eureka Stockade was a major production - with over seventy speaking parts and several hundred extras, many recruited from the army.

Screening will be introduced by Quentin Turnour, Head of Cinema Programming at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Dates   Sat 28 Apr 2007, 4pm
No Longer Available
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