Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘gold rushes’

8 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Australia Today – Lucky Strike at Larkinville, WA and other segments newsreel – 1938

Segments in this newsreel cover gold prospecting in Western Australia; deadly Australian snakes; and proposals for the extension of pub drinking hours.

The Birth of White Australia feature film – 1928

This early feature depicts racial tension in NSW in 1861. Despite its offensive representation of Aboriginality, the film has cultural and historic value.

Eureka Stockade feature film – 1949

In 1854, miners in the Ballarat goldfields take up arms against government troops in a defining moment of Australian history.

Peach’s Gold – Eureka television program – 1983

This series exploits a range of first-hand sources for its vibrant retelling of the history, while Bill Peach appears from time to time to explain and analyse.

Peach’s Gold – Finders Keepers television program – 1983

This series is a lively way to learn about history, skilfully blending actors, re-creations, paintings, songs and newspaper headlines to bring the era alive.

Peach’s Gold – Land of Gold television program – 1983

This Bill Peach documentary is full of events, larger-than-life characters and all the madness and colour of this most extraordinary chapter in Australia’s history.

Provincial Cities of Australia: Ballarat, Victoria documentary – c1932

Frank Thring was an enthusiastic supporter of talking pictures and a great believer in their potential to bolster the Australian film industry.

Riot or Revolution documentary – 2005

Three things struck filmmaker Don Parham about the Eureka story – it was a 'ripper yarn’, with a great cast of characters and fascinating politics.