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One of tlie most impressive scenes in "Héritage," Expeditionary Films" new Australian film, now in production at the Wattle'Path Studios, St. Kilda, will be the attack on an outback homestead by a tribe of full-blooded aboriginals. This takes place in the opening of ".Heritage," depicting the hardships of the early N.S.W. settlers of Governor Phillip's days.
For this scene the Queensland Gov- ernment co-operated with Mr. Charles; Chauvel, the producer, by making available to him the use of a full tribe of full-blooded aboriginale from the Barambah settlement in Queensland. This particular scene was filmed in the beautiful Canungra Valley", in that State, where a complete log homestead
The greatest difficulty In handling these dutky movie artists was the commissariat section. This was a colossal task, as the following list of food consumed will indicate. During the few days the blacks were on loca- tion they made small work of 4001b. of meat. 4'JO loaves of bread, 70lb. of pota- toes, 701b. of onions, 701b. of sugar, 201b. of tea. 301b. of Jam. 141b. of but- ter, which were augmented by many other etceteras, to keep the wolf from the door. The most important ration, however, was the huge amount of to- bacco, which, like the homestead, eventually went up in smoke.
Franklyn Bennett, Peggy McGuire, Margot Rhys, Joe Valli and Dave Ware are the leading players in a cast of over 1500 people. "Heritage*" will cost over £25,000 to complete.