1979, 28 Minutes
A film about the rediscovery of the infamous opening into the Palmer River goldfields of northern Queensland by three young explorers on trail bikes.
This documentary reveals, in graphic detail, the trials and tribulations—from bushrangers to cannibals—that faced Chinese and European gold prospectors at the end of the 19th century, and we meet the last lone prospector who still seeks his fortune in this almost forgotten part of Australia.
Produced by Satonyx Film Productions and Nomad Enterprises for Film Australia. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: David Roberts
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Australian History; Queensland History; History: Migrant Experiences; Immigration; Australian Migration Law; English; Human Rights; Politics; White Australia Policy
Featured People: John Hay, Brian Martyn, John Hay Jnr