The Life of a Jackeroo
|The Life of a Jackeroo|
|Directed by||Franklyn Barrett|
|Written by||J. H. Wainwright|
|28 July 1913|
|Language||Silent film |
A young Englishman (Tom Middleton) leaves his actress girlfriend (Ruth Wainwright) to seek an experience in Australia. He works as a jackeroo on a property and falls in love with the daughter (Tien Hogue) of a wealthy squatter. They are happy until the actress arrives and joins forces with an evil overseer. They persuade some local aborigines to raid the squatter's home and capture the Englishman. The squatter's daughter rides to the rescue and a loyal aboriginal helps saves the day.
- Tom Middleton as the Englishman
- Tien Hogue as the squatter's daughter
- Ruth Wainwright as the actress
The film was made immediately after A Blue Gum Romance using the same locations, much of the same cast and some of the same incidents.
- Franklyn Barrett papers at National Film and Sound Archive
- "Advertising". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 8 September 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 39
- "MONARCH PICTURES". The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate. NSW. 20 January 1914. p. 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
- Graham Shirley & Brian Adams, Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, Angus and Robertson, 1989 p 59