2 December 1913
Commonwealth Film Producing Company
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.
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.