Jack Davey

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
In 1954, radio personality Jack Davey was the most famous person in Australia. During the same year Jack entered the first around Australia car race, the Redex Trial. On the road in north Western Australia his car fell apart under the strain. He was disqualified from the race after taking a short cut and missing a checkpoint. Disillusioned but not defeated, Jack decided he was to be the first back in Sydney regardless of whether he was still in the race or not.

Credits

co-producer

Film Australia

Pamela Vanneck

Ron Saunders

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300833

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Davey, Jack

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobile driving

People → Davey, Jack

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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