Where dead men lie

Australia, 1972

Film
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A dramatisation based on a Henry Lawson story “The Australian Cinematograph”, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. This film was shot using the directions written by Lawson in 1896 in the days when cinema was no more than a curiosity. The story is about the fate of a drover who has driven a mob of cattle hundreds of miles across the vast dry plains of north-west Australia to their destination. Luck is against him and he doesn’t make it through the drought stricken countryside. His remains are found by a search party one of whom is chosen to take the sad news home to the drover’s wife and family.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

producer

Gil Brealey

director
writer

Henry Lawson

Duration

00:15:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012459

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Australia - Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Stockmen

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Outback Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Australia - Rural conditions

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Droughts

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Places → Outback Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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