after all that’s what the film world is all about – or it certainly was in those days.
Above: Maria Montez. Above – A publicity still from the film.SUDAN (1945) was the sixth and final film in a series of Technicolor costume adventures made by Universal Pictures from 1942-45 which starred the duo of Jon Hall and Maria Montez. The formula for these films included a lot of action, some comedy, a smattering of romance, and an exotic setting created on the Universal backlot. The earlier films were ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942), WHITE SAVAGE (1943), ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES (1944), COBRA WOMAN (1944), and GYPSY WILDCAT (1944).
Australia’s Hidden Secret – Historic Village Herberton
With almost 60 original buildings dating from Herberton’s foundations years as a tin mining town, visitors are given a real insight into life in Australia at the turn of the century. Walking down the Main Street you will pass the chemist, bottle shop, school, bank, grocer’s store, frock salon, toy shop, mechanic, jail and more.
Everything at the museum has been lovingly collected and restored and visitors will recognise many of the priceless Australian collections from their own childhoods. There is a restaurant onsite selling fresh home cooked meals as well as a traditional camp kitchen serving damper and billy tea.
The Historic Village Herberton is an award-winning attraction, and was the recipient of a Bronze Award at the 2013 Queensland Tourism Awards as well as TNQ Winner for best culture and heritage attraction.