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Angel Baby (1995)

Angel Baby is a 1995 Australian drama film written and directed by Michael Rymer. The film was produced in 1993–94 with a budget of A$3.5 million.  The film is a love story of two people with schizophrenia.  Although the film did not do well at the box office the film swept the boards at the […]

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All the Rivers Run II (1990)

All the Rivers Run II is an Crawford Production television 2 part miniseries which aired on Channel Seven on the 18th of March 1990. Starring John Waters and actress Nikki Coghill who replaced Sigrid Thornton in the leading role. The miniseries follows on where Nancy Cato 1958 novel, Australian historical finishes. The series was directed […]

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All the Rivers Run (1983)

All the Rivers Run is a Crawford Production television 4 part miniseries which aired on Channel Seven on the 4th of October 1983. Starring Sigrid Thornton and John Waters. The miniseries is based on the Australian historical novel by Nancy Cato, first published in 1958. The series was directed by George Miller and Pino Amenta […]

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Outrage at the Railway Hotel, Dunolly

January 4, 1905 On Monday night, between 12 and 1 o’clock, the licensee of the Railway Hotel, heard loud knocking at the door of the hotel, but declined to respond. A little later the thirsty ones returned, and broke seven of the plate-glass windows facing Broadway with bricks, which were thrown with force through tho windows. The ruffians then took to their […]

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Alvin Rides Again (1974)

Alvin Rides Again is a 1974 Australia sex-comedy film sequel to Alvin Purple. It was directed by David Bilcock and Robin Copping, who were regular collaborators with Tim Burstall. It was rated M unlike its predecessor which was rated R. Alvin Rides Again still features a lot of full frontal nudity. And like the prequel […]

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Alvin Purple (1973)

Alvin Purple is an 1973 Australian comedy film written by Alan Hopgood and directed by Tim Burstall for Hexagon Productions at a cost of $202,000 Australian dollars.   Filming and was shot on location in Melbourne over five and a half weeks in March and April of 1973.   The film is a sex farce […]

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Against the Wind (1978)

Against the Wind is a 1978 historical drama television mini-series based on the British rule of Ireland and the transportation of convicts to New South Wales. The  production was the most challenging historical series to be produced for television in Australian at the time. The show was produced by Crawford Productions and Pegasus Productions and […]

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Coincidence in Murder

We came across a reference to an unusual murder case the other day. And although it isn’t Australian, there is very definitely some Twisted History to it! Pype Hayes Park in Erdington, Birmingham, England has been the scene of two murders – one in 1817 and another in 1974. Now you might not think that […]