Maybe it didn’t end up the smash international success that many locals were hoping for, and maybe there’s not much that’s recognizably Bowen in there, but it’ll be a while before we forget six weeks in mid-2007.
For six weeks, three hectares at the bottom of Bowen’s main street was transformed into the set for Baz Luhrmann’s movie, Australia. I was one of a hundred locals who volunteered to explain what was going on to the hordes who descended on the town to see what was going on.
The Photo Albums Thanks to Warbo and Blue for many of the photos contained here. The albums are sorted thematically and give an idea of how close the general public were able to get to the set. .
Originally published on another site that’s long since gone belly-up, but preserved here for posterity.