'The story is centred on "Mateship,'' that mystic word that carries the whole gamut of human emotion and causes one man to stick to another through thick and thin. Two mates, an Australian and an Englishman, take to the bush for their sustenance, and apply the usual formula, 'What's the chance of a job, boss?' with varying humorous results. Thus the Englishman's efforts as a farm hand are ludicrous, whilst the Aussie shapes little better as a cook on a station. Tackling all sorts of jobs they at last find their fortune in gold, but the Aussie goes out over a cliff. In the end he is discovered as Mad Joe, a wanderer of the roads, and an operation returns him to his usual self again.'
'The Bushwhackers', Bunyip [Gawler, South Australia], 11 September 1925, p.3.