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The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, 11 November 1913, p.2
form y separately published work icon Australia Calls single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 Australia Calls
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'"Australia Calls," Spencer's Australian production that has caused so much excitement on the mainland, is the star feature of the now programme at the Princess Theatre to-night. It is 500ft. [sic] in length, and is Spencer's masterpiece production. It shows the invasion of Australia by a Mongolian race, and the great response made by Australia's sons at the call. The synopsis contains scenes of Australians at play, at the races, at football, the call to arms, the burning of Sydney, the enemy in possession, Australian mobilising, the capture of the wireless station, treachery, in the hands of the enemy, Australian bushmen rallying, tapping the overhead telegraph wires, the charge of the lancers, and ride for life, William E. Hart (Australia's aviator) to the rescue. The riding is said to be.splendid, and the picture most impressive.'


'Princess Theatre', Examiner [Launceston], 17 February 1914, p.6. (Via Trove Australia)


  • Some sources credit Lottie Lyell with the script, but most (including contemporary advertisements) assert that it the work of two journalists on The Bulletin: C.A. Jeffries and John Barr.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Spencer's Pictures ,
      1913 .
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      Advertisement, Barrier Miner, 5 September 1913, p.3
      Extent: 4000 feetp.
      Description: Silent; black-and-white
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