1301.6 - Tasmanian Year Book, 2000  
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Feature Article - Tasmanian feature films

Contributed by Paul Bywater, Hobart Film Society


1908:For the Term of His Natural Life (Charles MacMahon).
Some sequences were filmed at Port Arthur. A ‘lost film’.

1911:The Life of Rufus Dawes (Alfred Rolfe)
Set in Tasmania but filmed in NSW. A ‘lost film’.

The Lady Outlaw (Alfred Rolfe)
Set in Tasmania but filmed in NSW. A ‘lost film’.

Assigned to His Wife (John F. Gavin Productions)
Set in Tasmania but filmed in NSW. A ‘lost film’.

1916:The Pioneers (Franklyn Barrett)
Based on K. S. Prichard’s novel.  Filmed in NSW. A ‘lost film’.

1925:Jewelled Nights (Louise Lovely Productions)
Some sequences were filmed in Tasmania (convict based). A ‘lost film’.

1926:The Pioneers (Raymond Longford for Australasian Films)
Based on K. S. Prichard’s novel (convict based).  Filmed in NSW. A ‘lost film’.

1927:For the Term of His Natural Life (Norman Dawn for Australasian Films)
Some sequences were filmed in Tasmania.

1951:Wherever She Goes (Michael Gordon for Faun Film Productions)
A film about Eileen Joyce, born in Queenstown, Tasmania.

1962:They Found a Cave (Andrew Steane for Visatone Island Pictures)
Based on Nan Chauncy’s novel. Filmed entirely in Tasmania.

1980:Manganinnie (John Honey for Tasmanian Film Corporation)
Based on Beth Robert’s novel. Filmed entirely in Tasmania.

1981:Save the Lady (Leon Thau for Tasmanian Film Corporation)
Based on Yoram Gross’s novel. Filmed entirely in Tasmania.

1987:The Tale of Ruby Rose (Roger Scholes)
Filmed entirely in Tasmania.

1994:Exile (Paul Cox)
Filmed entirely in Tasmania.

1998:The Sound of One Hand Clapping (Richard Flanagan)
Based on Richard Flanagan’s novel. Filmed entirely in Tasmania.