Pommy Arrives in Australia

Pommy Arrives in Australia is a 1913 Australian silent film directed by Raymond Longford. The director's first comedy, and the first purely comic feature made in Australia,[2] it is considered a lost film.[3]

Pommy Arrives in Australia
Directed byRaymond Longford
Written byRaymond Longford
StarringLottie Lyell
Tien Hogue
CinematographyFranklyn Barrett
Release date
13 September 1913[1]
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


An English immigrant is caught up in a series of comic incidents in Australia due to a trio of local tomboys.[4]



There had been comic shorts made in Australia prior to this movie, such as Percy Gets a Job (1912) but this was the first feature-length comedy.[2] Longford later went on to make the comedy short Ma Hogan's New Boarder.


The film only had a short run in cinemas and is among Longford's least known works.[5]


  1. "Raymond Longford", Cinema Papers, January 1974 p51
  2. Graham Shirley and Brian Adams, Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, Currency Press 1989 p 48
  3. Everyones, Everyones Ltd, 1920, retrieved 25 March 2019
  4. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 40
  5. "Advertising". Warwick Examiner and Times (St. Lucia, Qld. : 1867 - 1919). St. Lucia, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 6 June 1914. p. 1. Retrieved 21 April 2012.

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