In 1983, Keneally became a member of The Order of Australia and in 1997 was named ... Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and... D irector Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith was one of the first Australian feature films with a budget over $1m. More than three and a half decades since its theatrical release it ... Thanks to the generosity of the rights holders, we are able to offer 'I had a right to think it was my kid' from the feature film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith as a high quality video download.
He lives in Sydney with his ... The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith tells the story of an Aboriginal man of part European descent who rejects his tribal ways and tries instead to adapt to mainstream Australian life. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, by Thomas Keneally, tells the story of Jimmie Blacksmith, a man of mixed race, who goes on a killing spree in Australia in 1900. Keneally traces Jimmie's life, showing how he faced discrimination and oppression based solely on his race and how this eventually boiled over into an uncontrollable wrath. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a slightly fictionalised account about Australia's first Aboriginal outlaw (Jimmie Governor).