The Resource Burke & Wills

Burke & Wills

Label
Burke & Wills
Title
Burke & Wills
Title variation
Burke and Wills
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia, 1860. Irishman Robert O'Hara Burke is a figure of fiery determination. Romantically linked to opera singer Julia Matthews, he is driven to explore the largely uncharted inland. Securing the support of several important businessmen and politicians, Burke mounts an ambitious expedition to cross central Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Eager to beat a rival expedition, Burke is joined by British scientist William John Wills and sets off with a party of 19 able men, a supply of specially imported camels and enough equipment to conquer the great continent, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres. But on their return journey south, a twist of fate and poor judgment cause the party to miss a crucial rendezvous, threatening their very survival. With tragedy on the horizon and nowhere else to go, Burke and Wills are destined to be remembered as two of the most remarkable men in Australian history
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
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Burke & Wills (Motion picture : 1985)
Credits note
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Rated: PG
Language note
In English. No subtitles
PerformerNote
Nigel Havers, Jack Thompson, Greta Scacchi
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1947-
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  • Clifford, Graeme
  • Havers, Nigel
  • Thompson, Jack
Runtime
134
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  • Burke, Robert O'Hara
  • Wills, William John
  • Explorers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Burke & Wills
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "DAVID3206."
  • DVD release of the 1985 motion picture
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053725304
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (134 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other control number
9344256010958
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3206
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; All regions
Label
Burke & Wills
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "DAVID3206."
  • DVD release of the 1985 motion picture
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053725304
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (134 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other control number
9344256010958
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3206
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; All regions

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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