Thursday, November 13, 2008

Charles Chauvel and Sons of Mathew

still sons of mathew The Charles Chauvel film Sons of Mathew (still) was released in 1949. It took eighteen months to make at a cost of around £120,000, a very large sum for the time.

The film is an epic of the pioneering families of New England and south eastern Queensland, in part a celebration by Chauvel of his own family.

From my viewpoint, it is an interesting film because it provides a lovely entry point that links together many different features of New England and Australian life. In this context, I have just finished a longish post, Sons of Mathew 2 - Charles Chauvel (1897-1959), looking at the life of Charles Chauvel, one of Australia's premier film makers.

From time to time I will add further posts. However, I don't want to spoil the fun by saying what they might be. Let the story unfold with time.

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