Kelly

Australia, 1970

Film
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The story of the life and times of Captain James Kelly 1791-1851, who became an apprentice sailor at the age of thirteen in Sydney and who later became known as the father of Australian whaling. Kelly settled in Tasmania where he married and raised a family, prospered financially, but died at the age of sixty after experiencing financial ruin.

Credits

producer/director

Alistair Matheson

production company

Heritage Films

Impala Films

Duration

00:20:18:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31610

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Animals & Wildlife → Whaling

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tasmania

Biographical

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Sailors

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Australia - History

History → Australia - History - 1788-1851

History → Colonial life

History → History

History → Tasmania - History

People → Biographical films

Places → Tasmania

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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