Gold diggers' ballad: the watercolours of S.T.Gill (1818-80)

Australia, 1962

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

The famous watercolours by S. T. Gill reflect the optimism and feeling or spirit of the goldrushes. The gold diggers’ expressive faces and activities show the tremendous fever and hunger after gold in the 1850’s in Victoria. The paintings are presented with a background of Australian ballads with guitar accompaniment.

Credits

director

Tim Burstall

producer

Patrick Ryan

production company

Eltham Films

Language

English

Duration

00:06:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31920

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Gold mines and mining

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

History → Australia - History

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/76161--gold-diggers-ballad-the-watercolours-of-stgill-1818-80/ |title=Gold diggers' ballad: the watercolours of S.T.Gill (1818-80) |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=27 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}