The remarkable story of Ernestine Hill,nomad journalist and writer
After the birth of her illegitimate son, Ernestine Hill abandoned her comfortable urban life as a journalist for a nomadic one, writing about this country's vast interior and bringing the outback into the popular imagination of Australians.
Throughout the 1930s Ernestine's hugely popular stories about Australia's remotest regions appeared in newspapers and journals around the nation. She still remains famous for her bestselling books The Great Australian Loneliness, The Territory, Flying Doctor Calling and My Love Must Wait.
Call of the Outback provides a vivid portrait of Ernestine, from the early brilliance she showed as a child in Brisbane to her later life. In particular it evokes Ernestine's larger-than-life personality, the exotic landscapes she explored and the remarkable characters she met on her travels.
Documentary by Marianne van Velzen and Ronald Vierbergen.
One Day tells the story of the Japanese raid on the small Australian town of Broome on the 3rd of March 1942. A number ofDutch flyingboats were waiting to be refuled in the bay. The airoplanes were full of evacuees from Java. During the raid many Dutch civilians were killed.
Juliet Wills Co-author: Marianne van Velzen
During the evacuation of java in March 1942 a Dutch/Russian pilot was attacked by Jpanese zero's near the Australian coast. He was heading for the small town of Broome in the north of Australia. He was carrying a large amount of diamonds along with his passengers and crew. The plane crashed on the beach at Carnot Bay. The survivors were trapped on the beach for five days. They were eventually rescued but the diamonds were lost. For the first time a Dutch and an Australian journalist combine the facts to tell what really happened.
Voor het blad Moesson een verhaal over Gus Winkel en het 18de Squadron.