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Publicity still, Sunday Times, 12 September 1915, p.16
form y separately published work icon The Loyal Rebel single work   film/TV   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1915... 1915 The Loyal Rebel
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'The famous revolt of the miners against the excessive license fees is made the central incident in a story of romance and intrigue. It commences in England with the departure of Stan Gifford for Australia, to make a fortune that will enable him to marry Violet Howard. Pellow Owen intercepts the letters from Stan, and pressing his attentions on Violet, is present when her father shoots a man in a quarrel at cards, and he uses the incident as a lever to force her to marry him. The marriage is, however, bogue [sic], and Owen throws her off. The scene shifts to the Ballarat diggings, where Stan and Violet again meet, and Owen continues his nefarious practices. The scenes on the goldfields are splendidly pictured, and aroused enthusiasm that reached a high pitch when Peter Lalor is shown leading the uprising of the miners, and the fight In the Stockade takes place. The history of the incidents of the period and the uprising are closely adhered to, so that the picturisation is interesting from this, as well as the spectacular aspects, and the fact that it is an essentially Australian subject.'


'Imperial Pictures', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 7 January 1916, p.6.




  • Shortly before release of the film, Arthur Wright published a short story by the same name in Sydney newspaper The Sunday Times, with the by-line 'By ARTHUR WRIGHT, author of the Film of the same name'.

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      Australasian Films ,
      1915 .
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      Advertisement, Sunday Times, 26 September 1915, p.17
      Extent: 5000 feetp.
      Description: Silent; black-and-white
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