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RETURN FROM FIJI.*'

After two monthB "on location" In Fiji pho- tographing outdoor scenes for tho Australian 01m production. "'Tho Adorable Outcast," adapted from one of Beatrice Grlmshaw's novels, Norman Dawn and his coi-paiiy re- turned to Sydney by the Sierra yesterday. The company includes Miss Edith Roberts, Mr. Ed- mund Burns, and Mr. Walter Long, who joluod

at FUI

One of tbo many scenes Dlmod with a tropi- cal background was a war dance, In which 2000

native warriors participated in full war dress I with ilubB and spears. Another introduced BOO

native war canoes and outriggers, and a big i native battle was staged, In which special sets' 10 feet high -Aero burned down. The natives, ' who entered into the spirit of the play with] remarkable enthusiasm, were specially as-

sembled by King Bntu Popl, at Hau, the old | capital of Fiji. Several of the surrounding, islands were visited,, and much of tho tcenory

was pictured

In the absence of tha company a large staff of workmen has been employed at tho studio at Dondl Junction erecting sots In prepara tion for the return Some of these which will now bo Aimed include an enoimous living room, built in tropical Javanese stylo of archi- tecture, a ceremonial hut 200 feet long aud GO feet high, made of bamboos and palms, au exact replica of a ceremonial but in New Guinea, a pearlor's rendezvous, a trading post, tho interior of the hold of a schoonor, the In- terior of a mission, and numerous other uatlvo sots ______-____,___«_

Digitisation generously supported by
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Digitisation generously supported by

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