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Chips Rafferty
CHIPS RAFFERTY MBE (26 March 1909 – 27 May 1971) was an Australian actor. Called "the living symbol of the typical Australian", Rafferty's career stretched from the 1940s until his death in 1971, and during this time he performed regularly in major Australian feature films as well as appearing in British and American productions, including The Overlanders and The Sundowners. He appeared in commercials in Britain during the late 1950s, encouraging British emigration to Australia. CONTENTS * 1 Early days * 2 Film career * 2.1 Forty Thousand Horsemen * 2.2 War service * 2.3 International fame * 2.4 Producer * 2.5 Later career * 3 Death * 4 Honours * 5 Associations * 6 Filmography * 6.1 Unmade projects * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY DAYSHe was born JOHN WILLIAM PILBEAN GOFFAGE in Broken Hill , New South Wales to John Goffage, an English-born stock agent, and Australian-born Violet Maude Joyce. Gaining the nickname "Chips" as a school boy, Rafferty studied at Parramatta
Parramatta
Commercial High School before working in a variety of jobs, including opal miner, sheep shearer, drover, airman and pearl diver. FILM CAREERHe made his film debut in the comedy Ants in His Pants in 1938, as an extra, produced by Ken G. Hall . At that time, he was managing a wine cellar in Bond Street, Sydney
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Broken Hill, New South Wales
17,814 2016 census ESTABLISHED 1883 POSTCODE(S) 2880 ELEVATION 315 m (1,033 ft) TIME ZONE ACST (UTC+9:30 ) • SUMMER (DST ) ACDT (UTC+10:30 ) LOCATION * 1,160 km (721 mi) West of Sydney
Sydney
via * 511 km (318 mi) North East of Adelaide
Adelaide
via * 266 km (165 mi) North of Wentworth via LGA(S) City of Broken Hill
City of Broken Hill
COUNTY Yancowinna STATE ELECTORATE(S) Barwon FEDERAL DIVISION(S) Parkes MEAN MAX TEMP MEAN MIN TEMP ANNUAL RAINFALL 24.2 °C 76 °F 11.9 °C 53 °F 241.8 mm 9.5 in BROKEN HILL is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales , Australia. It is near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver
Silver
City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range . It is 315 m (1,033 ft) above sea level, with a hot desert climate , an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 in). The closest major city is Adelaide
Adelaide
, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32. Broken Hill has been referred to as "The Silver
Silver
City", the "Oasis of the West", and the "Capital of the Outback
Outback
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Member Of The Order Of The British Empire
The MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE is a British order of chivalry , rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V , and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal , whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India . Nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British (Imperial) honours. Most Commonwealth countries such as India, Pakistan and Nigeria ceased recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire when they created their own honours. Some countries, such as Canada, were still recommending Order of the British Empire gallantry awards awarded fifteen months after the creation of the Order of Canada and Australia which continued to recommend both Order of the British Empire meritorious and gallantry awards for 15 years after the creation of the Order of Australia
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Parramatta
PARRAMATTA (/ˌpærəˈmætə/ ) is a suburb of Sydney
Sydney
, Australia, 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River
Parramatta River
. Parramatta
Parramatta
is the administrative seat of the City of Parramatta , one of four cities within the Sydney metropolitan area. The suburb is colloquially known as Parra. Parramatta, founded by the British in 1788, the same year as Sydney, is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia and the economic capital of Greater Western Sydney
Sydney
. Since 2000, government agencies such as the New South Wales
New South Wales
Police Force and Sydney
Sydney
Water have relocated to Parramatta
Parramatta
from the centre of Sydney. Parramatta
Parramatta
is a major business and commercial centre, and home to Westfield Parramatta , the ninth largest shopping centre in Australia . Parramatta
Parramatta
is also the major transport hub for Western Sydney, servicing trains and buses, as well as having a ferry wharf and a future light rail service. Major upgrades have occurred around Parramatta railway station with the creation of a new transport interchange, and the ongoing development of the Parramatta
Parramatta
Square local government precinct
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Come Up Smiling
COME UP SMILING is a 1939 Australian
Australian
comedy starring popular US stage comedian Will Mahoney and his wife Evie Hayes . It was the only feature from Cinesound Productions
Cinesound Productions
not directed by Ken G. Hall . The film was also known as ANTS IN HIS PANTS. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 3.1 Shooting * 4 Reception * 5 References * 6 External links SYNOPSISBarney O'Hara is a performer in a touring carnival. He runs a sideshow act with his daughter, Pat, and ex-Shakespearean actor, Horace Worthington Howard, which is struggling to make money. One of the main attractions is Pat's voice. One day Pat is invited to sing at a party held by Colonel Cameron and his daughter Eve, but her voice fails her. A specialist tells Barney that Pat requires an expensive operation. To raise the money, Barney agrees to fight a boxer known as 'The Killer'. He is helped in his training by dancer Kitty Katkin. On the day of the fight, ants are slipped into Barney's shorts, causing him to defeat the Killer. He wins the money to enable Pat to have her operation
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Ken G. Hall
KENNETH GEORGE HALL, AO , OBE (22 February 1901 – 8 February 1994), better known as KEN G. HALL, was an Australian film producer director , considered one of the most important figures in the history of the Australian film industry . He was the first Australian to win an Academy Award
Academy Award
, CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Directing career * 2.1 Early years: 1928–1930 * 2.2 Formation of Cinesound: 1931–1934 * 2.3 Middle career: 1935–1937 * 2.4 Comic series: 1928–1940 * 3 World War II * 3.1 Kokoda Front Line (1942) * 4 Post-War Career * 4.1 Smithy (1946) * 5 Television * 6 Later years * 7 Legacy * 8 Filmography * 8.1 Feature films * 8.2 Selected short films * 9 Books * 10 References * 11 External links EARLY YEARSHall was born Kenneth George Hall in Paddington , Sydney, Australia in 1901, the third child of Charles and Florence Hall. He was educated at North Sydney
Sydney
Boys\' High School . At age 15, with the help of his father, he gained a cadetship at the Sydney
Sydney
Evening News , where he became friends with a young Kenneth Slessor , then a cadet for another paper. Two years later, he became a publicist for Union Theatres, initially working as an assistant to Gayne Dexter
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Dad Rudd, M.P.
DAD RUDD, M.P. is a 1940 comedy that was the last of four films made by Ken G. Hall starring Bert Bailey as Dad Rudd. It was the last feature film directed by Hall prior to the war and the last made by Cinesound Productions
Cinesound Productions
, Bert Bailey and Frank Harvey . CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 3.1 Script * 3.2 Casting * 3.3 Shooting * 4 Release * 5 References * 6 External links SYNOPSISDad Rudd wants the size of a local dam increased for the benefit of local farmers but faces opposition from a wealthy grazier, Henry Webster. When the local Member of Parliament dies, Webster runs for his seat, and Rudd decides to oppose him. Webster and his team use dirty tricks to defeat Rudd, so he calls in his old friend from the city, Entwistle to help. Matters are complicated by the fact that Rudd's daughter Ann falls in love with Webster's son Jim. On polling day, a fierce storm causes the dam to collapse. A major flood traps workers on the wrong side of the dam and the Rudds and Jim Webster team up to save the day. Dad Rudd is elected to parliament, where he gives a rousing speech
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Forty Thousand Horsemen
FORTY THOUSAND HORSEMEN (aka 40,000 Horsemen) is a 1940 Australian war film directed by Charles Chauvel . The film tells the story of the Australian Light Horse
Australian Light Horse
(mounted rifleman as distinct from cavalry) which operated in the desert at the Sinai and Palestine Campaign during World War I. It follows the adventures of three rowdy heroes in fighting and romance. The film culminates at the Battle of Beersheba which is reputedly "the last successful cavalry charge in history". The film was clearly a propaganda weapon, to aid in recruitment and lift the pride of Australians at home during World War II. It was one of the most successful Australian movies of its day. CONTENTS * 1 Prologue * 2 Plot * 3 Cast * 4 Production * 4.1 Development * 4.2 Casting * 4.3 Shooting * 5 Censorship * 6 Release * 6.1 Box office * 6.2 Foreign release * 7 References * 8 External links PROLOGUEWhen Germany stretched greedy hands towards the Middle East in the war or 1914-1918, a great cavalry force came into being. They were the men from Australia and New Zealand - The ANZAC S - the "Mad Bushmen" - the men from "Downunder". Call them what you will - their glories can never grow dim. They met the Germanised Army in the burning desert of Sinai. They fought and suffered to emerge triumphant - the greatest cavalry force of modern times
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Battle Of Beersheba
The BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA may refer to one of the following battles for Beersheba : * Battle of Beersheba (1917) , part of the Sinai Campaign in World War I * Battle of Beersheba (1948) , part of Operation Yoav in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Beersheba additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Slim Summerville
SLIM SUMMERVILLE (born GEORGE JOSEPH SOMERVILLE, July 10, 1892 – January 5, 1946) was an American film actor , best known as a comedy performer . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Career * 3 Legacy * 4 Partial filmography * 5 References * 6 External links LIFEBorn George Joseph Somerville in Albuquerque, New Mexico , his mother died when he was five. Moving from New Mexico to Canada
Canada
to Oklahoma
Oklahoma
, he had a nomadic upbringing. He married Gertrude Martha Roell on 19 November 1927. In early 1932, the Summervilles adopted a four-week-old baby boy whom they christened Elliott George. The couple divorced in September 1936, and he then married Eleanor Brown (also a divorcee), who was his nurse, who cared for him when he was sick. She fell in love and married him in 1937, to keep him from getting sick again. Summerville died of a stroke on January 5, 1946 in Laguna Beach, California . He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood Park Cemetery
in South Los Angeles community of Inglewood, California . Twenty years after his death, his beach front house on Sleepy Hollow Lane in Laguna Beach was converted into the The Beach House restaurant, now the Driftwood Kitchen
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James Stewart
JAMES MAITLAND "JIMMY" STEWART (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. A major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona, which helped him often portray American middle-class men struggling in crisis. Many of the films he starred in have become enduring classics. Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards , winning one in competition for _The Philadelphia Story _ (1940), and received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985. In 1999, Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American Film Institute , behind Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant . The American Film Institute has also named five of Stewart's films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot , who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve , becoming the highest-ranking actor in military history
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Pat Hanna
PAT HANNA (born George Patrick Hanna; 18 March 1888 in Whitianga
Whitianga
, New Zealand – 24 October 1973 in Ampthill , Bedfordshire, England) was a New Zealand soldier of the First World War who entertained postwar audiences with Digger travelling stage shows and films. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Pat Hanna\'s Diggers * 3 Later life * 4 Notes * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn to an Irish father and an Australian born mother, Hanna's talent for art led him to a signwriting apprenticeship and cartooning for a Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
newspaper. He enlisted at the start of the First World War as a private in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force where he participated in the Occupation of German Samoa . In 1916 he joined the Otago Regiment where he was sent to Egypt, then France and Belgium. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in December 1916 and was promoted to lieutenant in December 1917. His expertise with hand grenades led him to be appointed a Bombing Officer. Lt Hanna remained in the Army of Occupation following the Armistice becoming Entertainment Officer forming No 1 Entertainment Unit. His orders were to "organise entertainment, lay on laughter unlimited and rollicking relaxation". Hanna set up a concert party called "The Diggers " where he was the director, chief writer and performer. The Diggers toured in Germany, France and England
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Royal Australian Air Force
The ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force . It directly continues the traditions of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), formed on 22 October 1912. The RAAF provides support across a spectrum of operations such as air superiority, precision strikes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air mobility, and humanitarian support. The RAAF has taken part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts. During the Second World War
Second World War
a number of RAAF bomber, fighter, reconnaissance and other squadrons served initially in Britain, and with the Desert Air Force located in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
, while the majority were later primarily deployed in the South West Pacific Area . Thousands of Australians also served with other Commonwealth air forces in Europe. By the time the war ended, a total of 216,900 men and women served in the RAAF, of whom 10,562 were killed in action. Later the RAAF served in the Berlin Airlift
Berlin Airlift
, Korean War , Malayan Emergency , Indonesia–Malaysia Confrontation and Vietnam War
Vietnam War

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South West Pacific (1943 Film)
SOUTH WEST PACIFIC is a 1943 propaganda short Australian film directed by Ken G. Hall which focuses on Australia as the main Allied base in the South West Pacific area. Actors depict a cross section of Australians involved in the war effort. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Release * 4.1 Political controversy * 4.2 Arthur Fadden
Arthur Fadden
complaint * 4.3 Film withdrawn * 5 References * 6 External links PLOTA series of everyday people talk about their contributions to the war effort. A motor mechanic speaks about how he was working happily in 1939, not thinking much of the crisis in Europe; he subsequently began making aircraft and enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Force. The factory manager talks about how Australia has increased its industrial capacity and the high rates of tax necessary to pay for it. In peace time he was an engineer in charge of a cosmetics factory. He talks in particular about the munitions and weapons made in Australia. Old Man Stewart, the farmer, talks about how the war interrupted his life and the importance of getting on with the job of growing food. He speaks about the female land army. A man on a tractor, a former milkman, talks about his job building roads and aerodromes. His daughter Gwennie is working making munitions. She used to work in a beauty parlour and now pours TNT into munitions. She talks about the varied things women do in the war
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The Rats Of Tobruk (1944 Film)
THE FIGHTING RATS OF TOBRUK is a 1944 Australian film directed by Charles Chauvel . The film follows three drover friends who enlist in the Australian Army together during World War II
World War II
. Their story is based on the siege of the Libyan city of Tobruk in North Africa by Rommel
Rommel
's Afrika Korps
Afrika Korps
. The largely Australian defenders held the city for 250 days before being relieved by British forces. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 3.1 Development * 3.2 Shooting * 4 Reception * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTThree friends are droving cattle in Australia in 1939: the restless Bluey Donkin, easy-going Milo Trent and English Peter Linton, who is in the country on a working holiday. Squatter's daughter Kate Carmody is in love with Bluey but he refuses to be tied down to any one woman. War breaks out and the three men enlist in the Australian army and are assigned to the 9th Division. They ship out to Africa. After early successes against the Italian army, the army is besieged in Tobruk. In between attacks, the men have comic encounters with a barber and Peter falls for a nurse, Sister Mary, after being wounded. There are several subsequent attacks in which all three soldiers are wounded. Peter Linton is killed but the others manage to repel the Germans
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