More Winners : Boy Soldiers (Captioned)

Australia, 1990

Film

Episode of Series ‘More Winners’.
In 1910, the Australian Government passed a law requiring all boys aged between 14 and 17 years to register for compulsory military training. Between 1910 and 1915, more than 30,000 boys were prosecuted for failing to obey this law. This story tells of one such boy, Will Barnes, a 14 year old conscientious objector who refuses to register. After prosecution Will is sentenced to 3 months training at Fort Queenscliff. At the fort, Will refuses to wear a uniform or be involved in any type of military training. Will meets a lot of opposition, but also wins his share of admirers for sticking to his beliefs.

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Credits

director

Mark Joffe

producer

Margot McDonald

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Group of items

More Winners [Series]

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302461

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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