The Gold diggers

Australia, 1960

Film
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A humorous dramatisation of the ballad about two diggers in search of gold. They are frustrated by bad weather, the lure of the ‘grog’, hard rock, costly water and finally…no gold! The words were written on the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s.

Credits

director

Keith Gow

producer

Peter Hamilton

Language

English

Duration

00:03:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

32227

Subject categories

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

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music

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)

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