Caloola, or The Adventures of a Jackeroo

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Caloola, or The Adventures of a Jackeroo
Directed by Alfred Rolfe
Based on novel Caloola by Clement Pratt[1]
Production
company
Release date
16 October 1911[2]
Running time
2,000 feet[3]
Country Australia
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Caloola, or The Adventures of a Jackeroo is a 1911 Australian silent film directed by Alfred Rolfe based on a novel published the previous year by Clement Pratt.[4][5]

It is considered a lost film.[6]

Plot[edit]

An Englishman, Charlie Hargreaves, is falsely accused of an embezzlement and goes to Australia, where he finds work as a jackeroo at Caloola Station. He falls in love with Hilda, the station owner's daughter, but they are both captured by aboriginals.

The girl's parents arrange a search party and come to the rescue, but the chief of the tribe takes the girl. He is about to throw her over a cliff when the jackeroo comes to the rescue. He encounters a bushfire and manages to escape death in a watery grave.[7][8][9]

Chapter headings were:

  • Falsely' accused, Dismissed,
  • A stranger in a strange land,
  • The Jackeroo,
  • At Caloola,
  • Mutual admiration,
  • The bush fire,
  • The' alarm,
  • At the point of death,
  • A timely rescue,
  • Love's awakening,
  • A cowardly assault,
  • Captured by Black,
  • Saved from a watery grave,
  • Off for the honeymoon.[10]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The movie was advertised as being available for release on 4 October 1911.[11]

The bushfire sequence was heavily promoted in advertising.[12]

One report said the film had been "a strong draw".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A BUSH DRAMA.". The Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 13 August 1910. p. 4. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Advertising.". The Evening News. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 16 October 1911. p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "EMPRESS OPEN-AIR GARDEN.". Williamstown Chronicle. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 4 November 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ ""CALOOLA.".". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 13 August 1910. p. 5. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "ON AN AUSTRALIAN STATION.". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 24 September 1910. p. 50. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 28
  7. ^ "SAYERS'S PICTURES.". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 26 January 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "EARL'S COURT.". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 5 June 1912. p. 8. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "STAR COURT.". Daily Mercury. Mackay, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 20 May 1912. p. 4. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Picture Shows.". Williamstown Chronicle. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 20 January 1912. p. 3. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Advertising.". The Referee. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 4 October 1911. p. 16. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Advertising.". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 15 January 1912. p. 2. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "EMPIRE THEATRE.". Daily Herald. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 20 January 1912. p. 10. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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