And their ghosts may be heard

Australia, 1975

Film
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In 1893 a boat load of Australian bush workers and tradesmen sailed halfway around the world to Paraguay to establish a New Australia colony in which the old Australian principles of equality and mateship would at last be realised. The film follows the footsteps of those pioneers from a strike-torn sheep country into the heart of Paraguay, landlocked into the heart of South America, where the survivors of the great experiment still live today, dreaming in exile of the gum trees in a far-off land their ancestors chose to leave but could never forget. Presented by Caroline Jones and sourced from the book by Gavin Souter “A Peculiar people: the Australians in Paraguay”. English/Spanish language.

Credits

director
producer

Caroline Jones

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31722

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History

History → Australia - History - 1788-1900

History → Australia - History - 19th century

History → Frontier and pioneer life

History → History

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)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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