AustLit logo
form y separately published work icon Rusty Bugles single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Rusty Bugles Sumner Locke Elliott , 1948 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 Rusty Bugles
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Adapted by Alan Burke from Sumner Locke Elliott's play and possibly influenced by the 1965 ABC television version that Burke directed, Rusty Bugles is set in an ordinance camp in the Northern Territory in 1944. The men are neither in nor out of the war. A cross-section of Australian soldiers experience boredom, the news of infidelities at home, endless hope for leave, all coloured by unquenchable humour and optimism.


  • Television play.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1980
Last amended 11 Dec 2014 15:36:43
  • Northern Territory,
    Powered by Trove