Co-presented by Screen Sound Australia: National Screen and Sound Archive and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Presented by film historian, Bill Routt, 'Bush Westerns' will examine the codes and conventions of the lost genre of bushranging films that dominated the Australian film industry in the early 1900s. This presentation will draw on excerpts from surviving footage of the world's first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang
(1906), as well as Thunderbolt
(1911), The Sick Stockrider
(1911) and Trooper Campbell