Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 39
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Documentary 25 minutes ~ Color
Mike and Mal Leyland, also known as The Leyland Brothers, were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, best known for their popular television show, Ask the Leyland Brothers. The show ran on Australian television from 1976 until 1984.
The fascinating world of the sapphire mining towns of Sapphire and Rubyvale in Queensland provide a really interesting subject for the Leylands cameras. Every aspect of sapphire mining from small holiday miners to top professionals using bulldozers, through to selling and cutting the gems in the field is covered in this story. We see one uncut sapphire worth over $50,000. It is a prized possession of an old timer on the fields. In Redcliffs, Victoria the Leylands film Big Lizzie what is probably the largest cross country vehicle ever built in Australia.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland