'The marvellous plantations, the natives, the magnificent bird life, are all shown in a remarkably clear picture, the interest in the hour's travel being sustained by a romance set in the Island. Miss Nellie Romer makes a happy little heroine in the wild surroundings, and Mr. Garry Gordon plays the young Australian officer, who goes from Australia, at his dying uncle's request, to develop the great oil wells the old man has discovered. Mr. J.E. Ward plays the part of the villainous German, who ill-treats natives, and attempts the life of the young officer in an attempt to jump his claim, but finally meets his own death at the hands of a native, whom he has ill-used.'
'Australia's Own: Film of New Guinea', Evening News, 18 December 1918, p.8. (Via Trove Australia)