The Life of a Jackeroo

The Life of a Jackeroo is a 1912 Australian silent film directed by Franklyn Barrett. It is considered a lost film.


A young Englishman (Tom Middleton) leaves his actress girlfriend (Ruth Wainwright) to seek an experience in Australia. He works as a jackeroo on a property and falls in love with the daughter (Tien Hogue) of a wealthy squatter. They are happy until the actress arrives and joins forces with an evil overseer. They persuade some local aborigines to raid the squatter's home and capture the Englishman. The squatter's daughter rides to the rescue and a loyal aboriginal helps saves the day.


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    director Franklyn Barrett
    genre drama
    keywords jackaroo jackeroo rescue
    productionCompany Fraser Film Release and Photographic Company
    theme silent