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Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (2012)

Lasseter's Bones (original title)
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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »

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Luke Walker

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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold is still yet to be found. Filmmaker Luke Walker finds Lasseter's 85 year-old son, still searching the desert, not only for gold, but something far more precious. Now, 80 years since Lasseter set off from Alice Springs to meet his fate, is it possible to piece together the fragments of history he left behind? Armed with a camera and the unshakable belief that he will find gold in Lasseter's story, Walker sets out to unravel the tangle of myths, lies and legend that lie buried with Lasseter's bones in the heart of Australia. Written by Anonymous

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In Central Australia, truth is more precious than gold...


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27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Excellent work. Superb research. Great story.
5 January 2015 | by marcynadirSee all my reviews

I was amazed and deeply moved by this documentary by Luke Walker, a dedicated Australian film maker, who's style reminded me of my fellow German and favorite documentarian of all time, Werner Herzog. Carefully crafted and expertly narrated, this film shows the perplexity and intestinal fortitude of Bob Lasseter, who simply will not give up looking for the plethora of gold his father claimed to have found in the Australian outback nearly a hundred years ago. Walker takes us on a complex, unique and engrossing treasure hunt. Alone the first sentence of the official synopsis: "In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread..." got me hooked. It's an outstanding and highly intriguing story. Well worth seeing!


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