The Secret Discovery of Australia (Captioned)

Australia, 1983

Film
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This film reveals evidence which clearly shows that the Portuguese were on Australian soil long before either the Dutch or the English - in fact 250 years before Captain Cook. It is a story of spies and political espionage, resulting from the mantle of secrecy the Portuguese threw around their explorations and discoveries, and the efforts of their European counterparts to steal their maps.

Credits

co-producer

Michael Caulfield

Geoff Burton

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300674

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Closed captioning

History → Australia - History

History → Explorers

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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