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Along the panoramic drive which skirts the heights of the Blue Mountains, people come in search of beauty and hidden treasures. Looking out from the road, the rock wall dividing the Megalong and Jameson Valleys is shown. Cloud formations and heavy mists form the backdrop to Boars Head Rock and tourists look out to the valley below. Jack and Jill decide to descend the mountain in search of the treasure and take the Scenic Railway down through the treetops to the Federal Pass. The couple stroll amongst the tree ferns and along the paths before stumbling across the consolation prize – three small dolls. They laugh.
Hurley had the input of Harry Phillips – a local photographer who captured the stunning cloud formations over the Katoomba area. Hurley’s pictorialism – beautifully suited to the travelogue format – can also be seen on this site in clip three of Grandad Rudd (1935), a feature film he shot for Cinesound.
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