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MUTINY OF THE BOUNTY

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Reconstructed for Films.

Mr. Charles Chauvel returned to Sydney on Saturday, after travelling 15,000 miles in little known parts of the Pacific Ocean to make a film depicting the mutiny of the Bounty for Expeditionary Films, Ltd., an Australian

company.

Every effort has been made to produce the film historically, and present a faithful picture of the wanderings of the mutineers before they reached Pitcairn Island, where they burned the Bounty, and Lieutenant Bligh's epic voyage of 4000 miles In an open boat to Batavia, nfter he had been cast adrift with l8 loyal members

of his crew.

Mr. Chauvel followed the route of the Bounty and saw the remains of the ship lying in the clear water at Pitcairn Island. Native dances were filmed at Tahiti, where the mutineers stayed. Natives had to be specially chosen, as knowledge of primitive dances Is rapidly dying out.

Members of the party had an unpleasant experience at Pitcairn Island. They were In- specting the coast in an open boat, when the engine failed, and they were blown out to sea. They managed to make repairs just before sun- set, and make a dangerous return to the Island through the surf, which Is always heavy.

Mr. Chauvel said that lils company believed that Australian history was too much neg- lected, and attempts would be made to fill in the gaps. Arrangements have been made for copies of the film to be prepared with Spanish

and German comment.

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

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