The Secret discovery of Australia

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

Geoff Burton

Michael Caulfield

production company

Suatu Film Management

Docudrama Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:48:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35647

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Portugal

History → Australia - Discovery and exploration

Places → Portugal

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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