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The Black Trackers (1913)

The Black Trackers starring Ray Gallagher, and Claire Nightingale. In a wild part of Australia, Wilson, an English trader in kangaroo skins, has his camp. Coming into daily contact with the black Negroes of that country, he becomes their friend and they, ... See full summary »

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In a wild part of Australia, Wilson, an English trader in kangaroo skins, has his camp. Coming into daily contact with the black Negroes of that country, he becomes their friend and they, in return, protect him. An Englishman, a stranger, comes to the camp whom Wilson's black friends take an instinctive dislike to, but since he brings news of the outside world, the trader takes him in as a guest. Wilson receives gold for a consignment of skins, and. believing the stranger to be asleep, steals carefully away to place it in his secret hiding place. But his guest sees all, and, following him, learns of the hiding place. When Wilson returns the stranger is lying, as when be left, apparently asleep, but no sooner is the trader off his guard than his guest pounces upon him and deals a terrific blow. Then so as to point suspicion of the crime toward the black natives, he places spears about the trader's body and sets fire to the camp. The flames and smoke alarm the natives and they come in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with At Cairns, North Queensland (1913). See more »

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It is something quite new
9 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A very entertaining as well as instructive offering telling a story of friendship between a white trader and his black customers in North Queensland, Australia. It is something quite new; no other picture, even those of the Melies Company, has been like it and it held the audience strongly. The photography is clear in most of the scenes and the story is simple and straightforward. The trader is robbed by another white man and the blacks help bring the culprit to justice; but in the meanwhile, are themselves suspected by other white men. - The Moving Picture World, May 31, 1913


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