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The Squatter's Daughter: Trailer

Australia, 1933 (MIFF 1991, Retrospective)

Billed as a "Mighty Epic of Australia's Great Open Spaces", this was Cinesound Studio's second feature, highlighted by the climactic bushfire sequence, fuelled by nitrate film and diesel oil. Watch film history go up in smoke!

Prints courtesy of the National Film and sound Archive, Canberra

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