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Well made film, based on a novel by Hugh Atkinson, and is filmed for the most part in Macclesfield, a South Australian hamlet surrounded by the Adelaide Hills.
In the 1930s, a farmer's wife in a small town is murdered. Suspicion falls on a Polish labourer and a posse is formed to catch him.
Poor copy but it's almost unknown son I'll put it up anyway.

Tony's out of jail. His mates think he's got the proceeds from the robbery and want it. Tony just wants to find Anna. He deals with one problem at a time. This is a road movie and a trip. Writer/director Esben Storm.
Music; John Martyn, Allan Stivell, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo.
Old copy.

The True story of Stephen Walls, a young Australian farm boy, whose disappearance galvanised a continent into action. Taught to be wary of strangers, the boy cannot know that the boisterous hordes of volunteers are his saviours and not his enemies. After four tense days, hopes wanes. At last, a group of searchers spot the young Stephen, and its members are able to convince him that they want to help him reach home and family.
Not the best copy.

Based on the children's novel by South Australian author Colin Thiele, this is a father and son story about Southern Blue Fin tuna fishing in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. When tragedy strikes the fishing boat during a deep sea fishing trek in the Southern Ocean, the boy is called on to become a man in a rites of sea passage to reconcile past mishaps and save both his father and the ship from certain disaster.

The daughter of the Russian Consul vanishes. Sergeant McManus of the Missing Persons Bureau is sent to find her.
McManus MPB is a 1976 Australian television film which was the pilot for an unproduced TV series.
Bit of a rare curiosity so I'll post it.

When a nuclear war starts, the employees and inmates at a mental institution seek shelter in an underground bunker. They find themselves locked in and soon find that the inmates want to take over.
For those interested in Giorgio Mangiamele's films.

The Sentimental Bloke is a 1918 Australian silent film based on the 1915 verse novel The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis. Produced and directed by Raymond Longford, the film stars Arthur Tauchert, Gilbert Emery, and Lottie Lyell.

A major critical and commercial success upon its release in Australia, the film was also popular in New Zealand and Great Britain, and is generally considered the greatest Australian silent film. The film inspired a sequel, Ginger Mick (1920), and a 1932 remake. In 2004, the National Film and Sound Archive released a fully restored version of The Sentimental Bloke, making it one of the few Australian silent films to survive intact.

Horror tale of a yuppie couple that is lost in a swamp. They seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
Financed by seppo sex offender Weinstein.

In 1987, murderous couple John and Evelyn roam the streets of Perth, Australia, searching for their latest victim. Fate leads them to Vicki Maloney, a teen who snuck out of her house at night to go to a party. Now held captive in a room, Vicki must use her wits to try and drive a wedge between the crazed duo before they can finish her off.

The cast and crew of the horror flick "Hot Blooded" are learning what it means to be stalked by a masked killer. When the director is viciously murdered on set, the production is shut down and the film locked away, incomplete. But every time the footage is screened, somebody dies.
Starring Kyles Minogue and that noisome seppo slapper Molly Ringwald.

Around 1900, bushranger Rusty Swan receives a message that his mother is dying. He sets off with his partner Cecil and girlfriend Valda to see her, chased by a posse led by Sergeant Rutter. They travel through time and wind up in modern day Surfers Paradise.

For the Term of His Natural Life is a story written by Marcus Clarke and published in The Australian Journal between 1870 and 1872. It was published as a novel in 1874 and is the best known novelisation of life as a convict in early Australian history.
1927 Australian silent film based on the 1874 novel by Marcus Clarke, directed, produced and co-written by Norman Dawn.

Graham McGahan (Brendan Cowell) is a Melbourne police officer beset with a painful ringing sound in his ears. The pain becomes so intense that it causes him to pass out at a train station one night, the same night an unknown killer slays six commuters.

Australian horror film and the sequel to The Howling, directed by Philippe Mora and filmed on location in and around Sydney. Starring Barry Otto, Imogen Annesley and Max Fairchild, Howling III is the only PG-13 rated entry in the Howling film series and also the last film in the series to be released theatrically. In this sequel, werewolves have evolved, with females having marsupial-like pouches to nurse their young. Scientists attempt to study them, while soldiers try to track and kill them in the Australian Outback.

An extinct species, the Tasmanian tiger. A long forgotten legend, “The Pieman” aka Alexander Pearce, who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824 come together in this horror film.

Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug'.

Brett (David Wenham), out of prison on parole, returns to his family home to catch up with his mother, Sandra (Lynette Curran), and his brothers, Stevie (Anthony Hayes) and Glenn (John Polson). The day takes a bad turn when the brothers start drinking and doing drugs. After lingering tension between Brett and girlfriend, Michelle (Toni Collette), results in a violent altercation, Brett and his brothers embark on a night of hedonism that they will have difficulty living down.

Station hand Tom Lincoln (Bill Kerr) buys an puppy named Dusty and trains it to herd sheep. The puppy grows to be a loyal dog, but Tom finds out that Dusty is half dingo and has a violent streak. Though Dusty is the best sheep dog around by day, he roams at night and may pose a danger to the livestock of others. When the farmers call for Dusty's extermination, Tom's loyalty is tested, and he must determine how far he is willing to go to keep his dog alive.
A far superior film than Red Dog which is based on this, though it's a child's movie it has more nuance and depth than the later and inferior copy which is meant (presumably) for adults.
Not the best copy and the sound is low, fine on a desktop or anything with half decent speakers but you'll struggle on most tablets to follow dialogue.
If I find a better copy I'll put it up.

Set in the Northern Territory, a man tells us a story of his people and his land. It's about an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife.
I've been nice and given you the English version. Settle down @pierrely it's finally up :)

Australian thriller film directed by Tim Burstall and starring George Mallaby, John Waters and Ken Goodlet. It was an adaptation of the 1972 novel End Play by Russell Braddon. It was made by Hexagon Productions.
Hitchhiker Janine Talbort is picked up and murdered by an unseen assailant. Mark Gifford, a merchant sailor on leave, then disposes of the body, attracting the suspicion of his wheelchair bound brother Robert. The police become suspicious of both brothers, who are rivals over their half-cousin, Margaret.

An ambitious Australian senator's son is cured of leukaemia by a faith healer, but he discovers that there is a high price to pay. The senator is overjoyed when his son is pronounced well, but then he learns that the mysterious healer has seduced his wife and is threatening to disrupt his political career.

You Can't See 'round Corners is a 1969 Australian drama film directed by David Cahill and starring Ken Shorter and Rowena Wallace. The film is a theatrical version of the 1967 TV show You Can't See 'Round Corners. Both were based on the 1947 novel by Jon Cleary updated to the Vietnam War.
Uploading as it's a bit of a curiosity, get a good feel for the inner west of Sydney.

A computer genius is confined to a penthouse after a car accident, with only a nurse to look after him. But the advanced computer systems designed to make his life easier appear to be taking control.

Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

When a child nearly drowns his friends decide to start a local lifesaving and surf rescue club. They first have to raise the money for a surf boat but there's some prize money at a local race. Then their enemies vandalise their boat. It's just one trauma after another.

Shot at Bungan (and some other nearby areas) Beach, Sydney.

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Films from God's country, no need to watch any of that foreign muck.