A Daughter of Australia (1922 film)

A Daughter of Australia is a 1922 Australian silent film directed by Lawson Harris. It concerns a rich squatter, Arthur Fullerton (Charles Beethan), and his daughter, Barbara (Yvonne Paris).[2][3]

A Daughter of Australia
Daybill poster
Directed byLawson Harris
Produced byLawson Harris
Yvonne Pavis
Written byDulcie Deamer
Albert Goldie
StarringLawson Harris
CinematographyArthur Higgins
Austral Super Films
Distributed byAustral Super Films
Release date
2 September 1922
Running time
7,000 feet[1]
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

It is considered a lost film.


A young English aristocrat, Hugh Ranleigh, falls for Barbara Fullerton, but is falsely accused of murdering a gambler in a night club and escapes to Australia. He finds work on a cattle station and falls for the squatter's daughter – who turns out to be Barbara. Eventually he proves his innocence.[4]



The film was shot for a low budget on location in Sydney, with scenes at Ascot racecourse and the Royal Easter Agricultural Show. Contrary to the experiences of many local filmmakers, authorities were keen to give the producers permission to film in public places. A shoot out was filmed in Martin Place during Sydney's rush hour which caused a commotion, and leading to two extras being injured.[5][6]

Scenes were also shot at a sheep station, Dalkeith, and on a ferry in the Sydney heads.[7]

Marie Lorraine made her film debut in the cast.[8]


  1. "Advertising". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 10 May 1923. p. 8. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. "NEW FILM PRODUCTION". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 1 September 1922. p. 12. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  3. "APOLLO THEATRE". Truth (1703). New South Wales, Australia. 27 August 1922. p. 2. Retrieved 18 June 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "GRAND THEATRE". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 13 November 1922. p. 10. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  5. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 112.
  6. Everyones, Everyones Ltd, 1920, retrieved 18 June 2018
  7. "PICTURE THEATRES". The Daily Telegraph (13, 499). New South Wales, Australia. 16 August 1922. p. 5. Retrieved 18 June 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  8. "ENTERTAINMENTS". The Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express. WA: National Library of Australia. 4 May 1927. p. 3. Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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