Reedy river

Australia, 1961

Film
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Lawson’s poem is dramatised and set to music in a pastoral setting. Describes the hardships and joys of settling in virgin country, and for the settler, the greatest hardship of all, the loss of his beautiful wife. Uses flashback technique. Enacted by Jock Levy and Sylvia Salisbury while the words are sung by Alex Hood, Barbara Lysiak and the Ramblers.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Peter Hamilton Productions

director

Keith Gow

producer

Peter Hamilton

Language

English

Duration

00:05:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27808

Subject categories

Adaptations

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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