Shipwrecks and madness 29/11/2003
OS from the West pricked my curiosity with his pitch for a movie about the dutch ship Zuytdorp that was wrecked off Geraldton in 1712. Although much research has been carried out on the wreck and nearby campsites, there’s still enough conjecture to weave an engrossing yarn around. There’s treasure, probably romance between wreck survivors and Aborigines, sickness, madness and no doubt an obsessed soul determine to lead a party north on a futile return to civilisation. OS has six hours to get to the Bush Inn in West Toorak to claim his pots of chilled lager.
Honorary mention to Tim Blair for his imaginative proposal for Pauline Hanson and Margo Kingston to share lead roles in She Cares, the inspiring story of two confused Queensland women who, after years of distrust, are brought together by the mysterious voices in their heads.