Title Details

Where Dead Men Lie

A short drama based on a ÒscriptÓ written by Henry Lawson in 1896 in the earliest days of moving pictures.
Series : Outlook | Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Keith Gow |
Illustration of Henry Lawson with text. Two cattle drovers on horseback with dog following journeying over rocky outback landscape with blue sky. CU on face of rider. Dry water hole. Aboriginal drover digs at dry earth. Drovers with cattle. Drover on verandah with glass of beer writes to his wife. Dry earth with blurred horizon. WS of harsh orange sun setting. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126474 | 5 mins 34 secs | 1890s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Wife of drover sits on verandah hand sewing. Young infant in wooden box. Homestead with cows and young boy walking along edge of dam. Wife looks in cracked mirror. Sons of drover carry water cans as their mother sorts washing. Dry outback landscape with cloudy sky. Grey cloud. Small group of white birds on rock in shallow water. Three men on horseback ride over flat desert. They discover cow and horse carcass' floating in creek and the dead bodies of the drovers. Metal canister is pulled by horseman from shallow creek. A diary is found in the canister and given to the brother of the dead drover. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126475 | 3 mins 16 secs | 1890s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Country homestead. Drover's wife empties water from tin. Horse and buggy in distance. The wife is given the news of her husband's death. Three men around campfire. Man describes the man's peaceful death. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126476 | 5 mins 33 secs | 1890s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |