Burke and Wills movie

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 21:36
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Hi All, I was just wondering if anyone would know where i can get myself a copy of the Jack Thompson , Burke and Wills video or dvd, i'v tried google, ebay and all other avenues i could think of.
Any other idea's would be much apreciated.
Regards Grant M
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:20

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:20
Grant, I did a quick search of the National Film and Television Archive but probably need more information - such as the actual name of the film or year it was released.
Anyhow, I've emailed them and asked for assistance. See what happens.
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Follow Up By: Member - grant M (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:14

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:14
Thanks Ruth, i hadnt even heard of the National Film and Television Archive. Regards Grant m
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:26

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:26
Here you go

Burke and Wills

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Follow Up By: Member - grant M (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:17

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:17
G'day Gramps, That is a fantastic site ,i'v allready emailed them and are waiting for a reply. Regards Grant
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:33

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:33
Good one, Gramps - wonder why that didn't come up in the Google search Grant did originally?
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:40

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:40
Ruth,

Depends on how you word your search and how many results you're prepared to wade through. When a search comes up with 4784673463637634734874838383 results, I go looking for a beer and something else to do hahahahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:11

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 18:11
Thanks Gramps, just spent 15 or 20 minutes browsing around that site & it's well worth a visit. I will get back to it when I have a little more time.
You know we talk about to days transport costs, but if you look at how much horses cost back then compared to other items, then it seems to me that they were an expensive mode of transport. Wonder what the conversion/ comparison cost would be compared to to-days costs. Cheers.
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Reply By: Ircon - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:47

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 09:47
Grant,

Not the movie but Bill Peach did a series on Australian Explorers on the ABC several years ago.
I am pretty sure there was an episode on Bourke and Wills.
You can get the series from the ABC shop but it is quite expensive.
I was fortunate enough to be able to borrow a copy on video from a school library.

I can also recommend a historical novel called the "Dig Tree". Sorry can't remember the autor's name, a lady I seem to recall.

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Follow Up By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:27

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:27
It's by Sarah Murgatroyd. Great read.
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:03

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 12:03
Sara Murgitroyd died only a few months after finishing this book. For me that fact added to the overall tragedy of the Burk & Wills story
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - grant M (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:31

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 16:31
Thanks for that info, i had previously found that b and w website and emailed them about getting a copy of the movie but havent heard from them, i have also read the book by sarah m and loved it , thats what made me travel the melb to innaminka route last september , that a shame about the death of the auther of a great book. oh well looks like i will keep on emailing other distributors and see how i go .
thanks again everyone regards
grant
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Reply By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 19:08

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 19:08
G'day Grant, it looks like it is only available on VHS, I can't find any locally but you can get one from here.
Burke & Wills

Regards Adam.
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Follow Up By: Member - grant M (VIC) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 21:46

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 21:46
Thanks Adam , Thats a huge help ,isnt it a bit odd that i cant get an Australian movie here in oz, not to worry i will place an order and look forward to receiving it. Just out of curiosity have you seen it and what did you think. Thanks again Regards Grant M
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Reply By: dagwill - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 22:04

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 22:04
hi havnt read all above but i remember going to local library and borrowing a great vidio on burk and wills
library is a truly wonderfull resource
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Follow Up By: Member - grant M (VIC) - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:25

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:25
Hi Dagwill, Good idea i will try my local librarys today
Regards Grant
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