Rahul Sharma (Editor)

'Neath Austral Skies

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Directed by
Initial release

Written by
Produced by
A.C. Tinsdale

Release date
2 December 1913

Raymond Longford

Commonwealth Film Producing Company

Distributed by
Co-Operative Film Exchange

The Midnight Wedding, The Bushwhackers, The Fatal Wedding, The Man They Could Not Hang

'Neath Austral Skies is a 1913 Australian silent film directed by Raymond Longford.


It is considered a lost film.


Captain Frank Hollis (Martyn Keith) is engaged to Eileen Delmont (Lottie Lyell). When her brother Eric commits a theft, Frank accepts the blame in order to protect her family's name. He leaves for Australia and joins the New South Wales mounted police. Eric confesses and Eileen and her father go to Australia to track down Frank. They buy a property, some of their cattle is stolen and request a trooper come to their aid – it is Frank. On the way out to see them, Frank is captured by the thieves and is thrown in the river, but Eileen comes to his aid and the lovers are reunited.


  • Lottie Lyell as Eileen Delmont
  • Robert Henry as Colonel Delmont
  • George Parke as Eric Delmont
  • Martyn Keith as Captain Frank Hollis
  • Charles Villers as Gidgee Dan
  • Mervyn Barrington as Snowy, boundary rider
  • Walter Warr as Ah Lum, cook
  • T Archer as Monaro Jack
  • Production

    Neath Austral Skies was the name of a popular collection of poetry from E.B. Loughran published in 1894.

    The film was not widely screened and is not one of Longford's better known movies.


    One contemporary critic said the film "has many exciting and sensational scenes, relieved with pure Australian comedy to hold the audience. The photography is very true." The Argus wrote about one screening being "well received."

    Raymond Longford's name was used extensively in advertising.


    'Neath Austral Skies Wikipedia