This article contextualizes Ken G. Hall's 1940 film Dad Rudd, M.P. with the
history of Dad Rudd, a fictional character who pervaded Australian popular
culture throughout the first half of the twentieth century. It argues that the
fiction, theatre, film, cartoon and radio narratives in which he appeared have been
instrumental in the creation of the idea of a popular Australian audience that can
be defined in relation to a particular set of national symbols. Addressing Hall's
film as well...[Show more]
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