Australian Film

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Here we have collected all things ocker, be they movies or television. You'll find Nicole Kidman rubbing shoulders with Norman Gunston, and Judy Davis with Yahoo Serious. There's Crocodile Dundee, Barry McKenzie, Mad Max, and Kath and Kim. Drama, comedy, romance and thrillers, if it's got Bryan Brown or Jack Thompson in it, chances are this is where you'll find it! Right: Dame Edna Everidge.

The Overlanders (1946)

Director: Harry Watt
Starring: Chips Rafferty

A visually ambitious tale of a resilient drover (played by the affable, sun-dried Chips Rafferty), who, in the face of a Japanese invasion of the Nort... Read more

The Rats of Tobruk (1944)

Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty, Grant Taylor, Pauline Garrick

A.k.a. "The Fighting Rats of Tobruk". Following on the great tradition of "Forty Thousand Horsemen", Charles Chauvel's 1944 cinematic account of the B... Read more

Kokoda Frontline (1942)

Starring: Damien Parer, Peter FitzSimons

This ground-breaking documentary released in 1942 became Australia's first Oscar-winning film - the first and only Oscar given for news footage. Reno... Read more

Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940)

Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Chips Rafferty, Grant Taylor, Pat Twohill, Betty Bryant

Charles Chauvel's 1940 cinematic tribute to the mounted troops of the Australian Light Horse regiments is a rousing call to arms, giving life to the h... Read more

The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

Director: Charles Tait

In 1906, Australia produced what was arguably the first ever feature-length film. Shot just outside Melbourne, it recounts the exploits of legendary... Read more