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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

I admit to being a dumb American with little knowledge of Australian history beyond Ned Kelly and Eureka Stockade. I recently watched William Kelly's War and found the violent depiction of the family of cattle rustlers both chilling and surprising. It was something I would expect in a Hollywood Western, but it seemed very out of place in a tea drinking British Commonwealth country with uniformed constabulary. Were the sparely populated areas of Australia really this lawless, as late as the early 1900s?

McWong7319 Feb 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

In short, no. The long answer is far more complicated, hut basically ends with a "no" as well.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

Had never heard of the film, but I looked it up. Sounds like complete nonsense.

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