Please note: This is a streaming video product.
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email (separate to your tax invoice) with a link to watch this video once your credit card or PayPal payment is received, or when we approve your purchase order. (Approvals are usually processed regularly during trading hours, but please allow up to two business days.)
Historian Michael Cathcart introduces John Macarthur and the powerful faction of landowners, entrepreneurs and local military who take on Governor William Bligh and trigger Australia’s only military coup, the Rum Rebellion of 1808. Set in colonial Sydney from the 1790s, the first part of the dramatised documentary history series Rogue Nation delves into the struggle for power and control between ambitious landowners and the colony’s British governors. While on the surface a dispute over the importation and sale of rum, the real battle is about access to prime Aboriginal land.
(2007, 52 mins) A Screen Australia Making History production in association with Essential Media & Entertainment. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
© National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
There are no reviews yet.
Leave a Review