Weekend Magazine: William Strutt

Australia, 1980

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Against the background of a Parliament House launching of Marjorie Tipping’s book “Victoria the Golden”, this film focuses on the watercolors of William Strutt, painted during the gold rush period in Victoria. They depict scenes of watercarters, the goldfields, people on their way to the diggings, women doing traditional men’s work in Melbourne when the men left to search for gold, the opening of the Legislative Council and the departure of the Burke and Wills expedition from Melbourne. Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.


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Australian Broadcasting Commission







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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Burke and Wills Expedition, (1860-1861)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Watercolor painting


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → State governments - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Victoria - Social conditions

History → Burke and Wills Expedition, (1860-1861)

History → Gold - Australia - History

History → History

History → Melbourne (Vic.) - History

History → Victoria - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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