Nullarbor Hideout

Title:
Nullarbor Hideout
Year:
1955
Category:
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A group of children living at Cook on the Nullarbor Plain discover a swimming pool in some limestone caves and make the cave their hideout. Unfortunately a gang of kangaroo shooters who are wanted by the police for car stealing have the same idea.

The story is told through the eyes of the town's blacksmith who provides tools for the railway workers. The opening sequence of the film shows the rail sheds and railway line and gives viewers a sense of the town's isolation and their dependence on the railway in the 1950s. 

Director:
Tim Burstall
Produced by:
The Commonwealth Film Unit