Massacre Hill

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

During the Australian gold rush of 1851, the colonial authorities become alarmed that men are running off to hunt for gold. They attempt to harass the miners but the men organize and build a stockade. Government troops, much better armed and trained, have little difficulty in routing the miners out of their pathetic fortress, but public opinion turns away...read more

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During the Australian gold rush of 1851, the colonial authorities become alarmed that men are running off to hunt for gold. They attempt to harass the miners but the men organize and build a stockade. Government troops, much better armed and trained, have little difficulty in routing the

miners out of their pathetic fortress, but public opinion turns away from the government and they are forced to concede to the miners' demands. Eventually Rafferty, the leader of the miners, who lost an arm in the battle, is elected to Parliament. Not a bad action story with a lesson in Australian

history thrown in gratis.

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