The Last Of The Australians
- Product Review (submitted on 9 June 2020):
I could not believe my eyes when I saw a commercial on the electric television for the timeless shows created by Crawford productions and in particular “The Last Of The Australians”
I remember watching that show back in the 70’s when it was first released and how the character of Ted Cook was always the source of discussion and laughter at high school the next day. The memories of that brilliant program has stayed with me for decades. Many years later, perhaps around the time of the first Gulf War, I discovered that channel 9 was airing The Last Of The Australians at 5:00am as I would be up at that ungodly hour preparing for work.
The memories of my high school days repeating the dialogue of dear Ted and Barney came flooding back and always put me in a good mood for my coming day at work.
As the years have gone by I searched high and low for this show. The internet had very little to offer and the closest thing I found was a small write up in the National Film and Television archives. The Wikipedia had more information but that was of little help as I wanted to find the complete seasons for purchase.
I recounted to my friends this wonderful program and how this show is a breath of fresh air even though it would never be broadcast again in these sickeningly political correct times.
The joy I felt when I saw the commercial knew no bounds and now I am a very happy man to have this wonderful example of Australian television from Crawford’s stable in my collection.
Thankyou for putting a smile on my face.