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Bushfire Moon also known as Miracle Down Under is a period Australian Christmas film set in outback Australia. 

Written by Jeff Peck and directed by George Miller in 1987, with a budget of A$2 million.  The film starring John Waters, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Bill Kerr and Dee Wallace.  

Shot on location in the breathtaking wilds of southeastern Australia, Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and Perricoota Homestead in Moama NSW.

The film captures the exciting adventures and personal conflicts of a rugged group of settlers endure in the remote bush country during the 1890s.

Visions of taming the frontier quickly fade one summer’s drought until a series of miraculous events rekindles the pioneers’ hope.

The film centres around an eight year old boy Ned O’Day (Andrew Ferguson) who mistakes an old swaggie (Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell) for Father Christmas.

Ned O’Day sets in motion a series of events that saves his family’s sheep farm from a devastating drought, brings feuding neighbours together and reforms a scoundrel.

This film was also released in America under the title “The Christmas Visitor”.

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ON THIS DAY ……… 27th March 1926

Arthur Abel Angove, employed as a groom at Glenloth Station, near Wycheproof, was found not guilty of the murder of James McDonald, a fellow employee, on the 27th of March and was discharged. It was alleged that following an altercation at the station on the morning of March 27 between McDonald and the wife of the accused, McDonald had pushed the lady to the floor of the hallway and dragged her by the legs to the kitchen before forcibly placed Mrs. Angove’s head under a water tap whereupon the accused had shot him. Before being tried in the Bendigo Supreme Court, Angove was housed in the Wycheproof police cells (now at the Swan Hill Pioneer Village).

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 27th March 1926

Arthur Abel Angove, employed as a groom at Glenloth Station, near Wycheproof, was found not guilty of the murder of James McDonald, a fellow employee, on the 27th of March and was discharged. It was alleged that following an altercation at the station on the morning of March 27 between McDonald and the wife of the accused, McDonald had pushed the lady to the floor of the hallway and dragged her by the legs to the kitchen before forcibly placed Mrs. Angove’s head under a water tap whereupon the accused had shot him. Before being tried in the Bendigo Supreme Court, Angove was housed in the Wycheproof police cells (now at the Swan Hill Pioneer Village).

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 27th March 1926

Arthur Abel Angove, employed as a groom at Glenloth Station, near Wycheproof, was found not guilty of the murder of James McDonald, a fellow employee, on the 27th of March and was discharged. It was alleged that following an altercation at the station on the morning of March 27 between McDonald and the wife of the accused, McDonald had pushed the lady to the floor of the hallway and dragged her by the legs to the kitchen before forcibly placed Mrs. Angove’s head under a water tap whereupon the accused had shot him. Before being tried in the Bendigo Supreme Court, Angove was housed in the Wycheproof police cells (now at the Swan Hill Pioneer Village).