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Frontier (1997)

 

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Directors: Bruce Belsham, Victoria Pitt
Writers: Bruce Belsham, Victoria Pitt

Between 1788 and 1938 some 2,000 settlers and 20,000 Aborigines died in an armed struggle for land. It was a war between the original inhabitants and the white invaders.
This is their story.

Letters, diaries, official records, artworks and historical photographs provide gripping first hand accounts of battles, massacres and betrayals.

With readings by some of Australia’s acting elite including Geoffrey Rush and Hugo Weaving, the story is one of passionate debate, of decency and missed opportunity.

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Hugo Weaving … Governor Arthur
Jerome Ehlers … Captain Watkin Tench
Chris Haywood … Ward Stephen