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Across Australia - On the Tracks of Burke and Wills
1915 Francis Birtles

A romance of the Burke and Wills Expedition
1918 Charles Byer Coates Silent film. Antipodes Films and Austral Photoplay Company Ltd.
The cast included Charles Clarke as Burke, George Patterson as Wills, Chris Olsen as King, Bias Kotes as Brahe, Melville Stevenson as Dost Mahommed and David Eddleston as Eades.
In the movie Mina Doyle, played by Vera Chamberlain, relates the 'Romance of Bravery and Blunder' to her two younger sisters, who are played by Dorothy Beer and Evelyn Hooper.
Opened at Tait's Auditorium, Melbourne on 7 September 1918.

Return Journey - A Tribute to Burke and Wills
1965 Albatross Films Produced by John Sherman
Directed by John Sherman and William Sterling.
(32 mins)

The Explorer - Puppets tell the story of Burke and Wills


Film World Pty Ltd

Produced by puppeteer Peter Scriven, famous for his original Tintookies show, presents The Explorers an entertaining send up of Burke and Wills.

Cooper's Creek
1970 Supreme Films Producer Stuart Littlemore. (60 mins)

Behind the Legend Series - 'R O'Hara Burke'
1972 ABC TV Written by Thomas Keneally and introduced by Manning Clark.
The cast included Tony Allyn as Burke, Cornelia Frances, Ian Nimmo, Richard Lupina, Don Philps, David Williams, Clive Marshall, Shirley Sunners.
Produced and directed by Alan Burke.
(32 min)

Ten Who Dared - The Explorers: Burke & Wills



Second in the series "Ten Who Dared" starring Martin Shaw and John Bell.
In the UK it was introduced by David Attenborough and in the US it was introduced by Anthony Quinn.
Directed by Tony Snowdon
Produced by Telemark Productions.

(53 mins)

In The Footsteps of Burke &Wills
1977 ABC TV
Tom Bergin

Peach's Explorers - 'South to North'

ABC Video.

Bill Peach follows the journeys of Burke and Wills and John McDouall Stuart.

(30 minutes)

The Wacky World of Wills & Burke
1985 Greater Union (100 minutes)

Burke & Wills

1985Columbia Pictures

(140 minutes)

Stories of Exploration and Survival: 'The Great Misadventure'

1996 ABC Video
Les Hiddins.
(30 minutes)

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