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
producer

Peter Hamilton

Duration

00:03:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1960

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32227

Language

English

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

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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