Return journey: a tribute to Burke and Wills

Australia, 1965

Film
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Re-enacts the 1861 expedition of Burke and Wills, with emphasis on the return journey north across the continent of Australia. Relates the rigours and heartbreaks of the expedition, culminating in the deaths of the explorers at Cooper Creek.

Credits

co-director

John Sherman

William Sterling

producer

John Sherman

production company

Albatross Film Pty Ltd

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

32145

Subject categories

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Burke, Robert O'Hara, 1821-1861

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers - Australia

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 1851-1891

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

History → Burke, Robert O'Hara, 1821-1861

History → Explorers - Australia

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

History → Wills, William John, 1834-1861

People → Burke, Robert O'Hara, 1821-1861

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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