'Waltzing Matilda' episode re-enacted in Winton, Australia.
Title reads 'Waltzing Matilda'.
Horse drawn stage coach travelling through wooded area. Coach is attacked and women are tied with rope - staged action with costumes and toy guns. Road sign announcing arrival to Winton. Various shots of deserted town of Winton, Australia. GV. Horse drawn stage coach passing camera at dusty road. Travelling shot, from driver's seat, of stage coach. MS. From moving stage coach, of a small dog running alongside. LS. Cattle herd with drovers visible on horseback. LS. Herd of goats running across countryside. Several shots of small airport showing Flying Doctor aircraft bringing people to Waltzing Matilda festival. MS. Small section of crowd seated by edge of water hole. GV. Combo water hole where the Waltzing Matilda episode is to be re-enacted. Various shots of the start - man playing part of the Jolly Swagman with reflection in water hole pan up to him. He walks down to water hole and fills his billy-can. Swagman sees jumbuck (young lamb) and pounces on it. He puts it in his tucker bag (haversack). Four men on horseback ride up (the troopers) and chase after swagman. MS. Swagman jumps in billabong (water hole). CU. Swagman's hat floating on water. GV. Still Combo water hole at dusk with the sun reflecting on the surface.
Date found in the old record - 18/08/1963.