Scene featuring First Nations people in The Birth of White Australia (1928).
Opening title cards for the film The Birth of White Australia (1928)
Superintendent Cobham (Frank Thring) tells (unseen) members of the press that Dan Morgan will not be tolerated if he returns to Victoria.
Morgan (Dennis Hopper) has been shot while stealing a horse. He is rescued by an outcast Aborigine, Billy (David Gulpilil), who nurses him back to health in the mountains.
Exhausted and increasingly incoherent, Morgan (Dennis Hopper) bails up a wealthy family, the McPhersons, as the Victorian police close in.
The Australian History Timeline features over 90 film clips showcasing a unique collection of Australian history documentaries. Part 1 covers pre-1770s to the 1890s.
This clip uses old paintings and engravings to trace the early history of the Rocks area from its inception.
Summary by Damien Parer
The penal settlement at Macquarie Harbour has been evacuated, but John Rex (George Fisher) leads a rebellion on the small ship, the Osprey.
Rufus Dawes (George Fisher) arrives back in Port Arthur after his unsuccessful attempt to escape and clear his name in Hobart.
John Rex (George Fisher) has incited his fellow prisoners to a mass breakout from Port Arthur.