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Around the Boree Log

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Directed by  Phil K. Walsh
Starring  Molly O'Donohue
Initial release  1925
Written by  Phil K. Walsh
Release date  25 September 1925
Cinematography  Lacey Percival
Based on  poems of Patrick Joseph Hartigan
Production company  Phil K. Walsh Productions
Similar  The Man from Snowy Ri, Desert Gold, Robbery Under Arms, The Adventures of Algy

Around the boree log my country australia

Around the Boree Log is a 1925 Australian silent film adapted from the poems of "John O'Brien" (Patrick Joseph Hartigan). It tells stories of a priest's life around the 1870s in the Goulburn area.


Unlike many Australian silent films, a copy of it survives today.

Around the boree log 1933 by moreno hartigan


A priest reads from the book of poems by John O'Brien and recalls his earlier life in the country. He remembers travelling hawkers, his first school, a bishop inspection, childhood romance, and the marriage of a girl to another man.


  • Molly O'Donohue as Laughing Mary
  • Production

    The movie was shot on location in the New South Wales bush, mostly at the Wollondilly River area near Goulburn, in early 1925. The director had previously worked as an assistant on While the Billy Boils (1921) and would direct The Birth of White Australia (1928). He also tried to make a film of the novel Love Blind but was unable to raise finance.

    Most of the cast were anonymous people who lived in the area.


    The film met with resistance from distributors who felt it was Roman Catholic propaganda. It was also criticised for having little plot and consisting mostly of a travelogue of scenery and incidents in the country.

    However it did screen throughout Australia.


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