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Through Australian Eyes: Films

Year 10 English

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When a group of friends discover and Aboriginal girl's body in the river where they are fishing, they neglet to alert authorities until the conclusion of their trip. What ensues is a tangled web of blame for past and present mistakes amongst the men and those they love.

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This film follows the lives of Archie Hamilton, a young stockman from Western Australia, and Frank Dunne, an unemployed ex-railway labourer, who meet each other while competing in a sprinting contest. Despite their differences, the unlikely friends enlist in the Australian army together to fight the fated Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey.

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An excursion to Hanging Rock, north of Melbourne, on Valentine's Day , 1901 turns sour when three schoolgirls (among them Helen Morse) and their teacher go missing. What happened to them?

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Traces the volatile journey of piano prodigy David Helfgott, detailing his troubled relationship with his father, his tragic mental breakdown and eventual resurrection as a brilliant performer.

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Based on novel by Melina Marchetta.

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Sweeping in scale, magnificent in execution and faithful in capturing the spirit of Banjo Paterson's epic poem, this is the film that put Australian cinema on the world map.

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With Broome-style Broadway dancing, comes a road musical that celebrates the adventure of finding your way back home.

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Three men on horseback and an Aboriginal tracker are pursuing another Aboriginal man accused of murder.

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A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

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A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

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South Africa 1901, the British war against the Boers has detiorated into bitter guerilla warfare when a unit of the Bushveladt Carbineers, made up of mainly Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to fight the Boer on it's terms and take no prisoners: an order whish will prove fatal to a man they call "The Breaker" Harry Morant. Based on a true story. Starring Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Edward Woodward.

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Based on the legendary true story of the charismatic kelpie dog who united a disparate local mining community in the 1970s and 80s, while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Three men on horseback and an Aboriginal tracker are pursuing another Aboriginal man accused of murder.