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In the 1970s, two exciting discoveries of human fossil remains, focused world attention on Australia. Evidence implied that two very different types of people lived in Australia long before the emergence of the modern Aborigines. The key scientisit in both finds, Dr. Alan Thorne presents OUT OF TIME, OUT OF PLACE, revealing for the first time origins of the first Australian. Doctor Thorne takes us on an exciting search that includes Java, China, the UK, Kow Swamp and Lake Mungo where the earliest Australians were found. This documentary takes us back 30,000 years and beyond, giving answers to many of the dreamtime stories of the origins of Australians.

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Robert Kingsbury
John Edwards
Rob McAuley
Dir. of Photography
Andrew Fraser  Paul Tait


Dr Alan Thorne (presenter)

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Brussels Art & Archaelogy Film Festival