The Kid Stakes 1927

The Kid Stakes is a 1927 Australian silent black and white comedy film written and directed by Tal Ordell. The film is a fast moving tale of the lives of typically Australian children, based on the adventures of “Fatty Finn”, who was known throughout the Commonwealth through the comic strip of Syd. Nicholls, the “Sunday News” cartoonist. Continue Reading →

The Story of the Kelly Gang 1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian bushranger film that traces the exploits of 19th-century bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang, directed by Charles Tait and shot in and around the city of Melbourne. First shown at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Hall on 26 December 1906, the silent film ran for more than an hour making it the longest narrative film yet seen in the world. Continue Reading →