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Jedda: A celebration of Charles Chauvel

Event Information

  • 20 Aug 2013 7:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank 4101
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free bookings required. Visit jedda.eventbrite.com.au

Come along to a free screening of Charles Chauvel’s most infuential film, Jedda, to honour the Australian icon’s recent induction into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Hosted by QUT Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham, this is a rare opportunity to see Jedda on the big screen and to learn more about one of our state’s memorable leaders, Charles Chauvel.

Jedda (1955), filmed in central Australia, tells the story of Aboriginal teenage girl Jedda who is raised by a white squatter family and desperately wants to learn about her Aboriginal culture. This notable film holds many firsts in the Australian film industry – first full colour Australian film, first Australian film to be screened at Cannes Film Festival, and the first Australian film to star two Indigenous Australian actors.

A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.