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Thirty four episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1960 and 1961; it aired on US TV in 1961. This was an Australian western with American Chris Cobb attempting to establish the first stage line in the 1850s. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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18 February 1961 (Australia)  »

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Le courrier du désert  »

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Apparently not a very happy set which was overwhelmed with problems. The television company ATV had bought the Artransa Studios in anticipation of making further co-productions. However after 'Whiplash' they quickly sold on the studios and were never to return. See more »

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Great Australian American combination
27 July 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Excellent TV from the 60s, this production was very interesting, it involved many styles from both countries the USA & Australia, it shows how close both cultures have evolved and have actually been one of the same through the past century. USA battled native Indians, Australia almost obliterated the aboriginal peoples, both countries had a gold rush, both countries had cowboys and outlaws, both countries made movies about its upbringing at the same time (Errol Flynn),and this TV show brings the closeness of the Australian culture and American culture as a culture born with many significant cultural ties. Both the USA and Australia have a common goal, that is to make everyone on earth feel they have made a contribution towards life as we know it. The great Peter Graves has added to this common goal, not only did he make Whiplash in 1960 in Australia he also made another Mission Impossible series in Australia in the 1980s.


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