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Advertisement, The Scrutineer and Berrima District Press, 16 June 1926, p.2
form y separately published work icon The Pioneers single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1915 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1926... 1926 The Pioneers
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This story of a settler and his wife living in the Gippsland bush, the second film to have been made of Pritchard's novel in the ten years since its publication, is one of Australia's 'lost films'.

According to the Camperdown Chronicle (Tuesday 29 June 1926, p.4):

'When Katharine Susannah Prichard won the 1000 pounds offered by Hodder and Stoughton for a prize novel, she incidentally furnished the screen with a vivid and realistic pictorial version of the struggles and hardships of the early pioneers who laid the foundations of the Australia of to-day. "The Pioneers" which has been described by the New York "Bookview" as a truthful picture of the time it depicts, has been filmed in the cattle country on the North Coast of New South Wales and under the guidance of Director Longford--remembered for his production of "The Sentimental Bloke," the atmosphere of this typical Australian story has been transferred in all its realistic detail to the silver sheet.'




  • Script-writer Lottie Lyell died before the film was released.

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