Matthew Le Nevez in a scene from Parer's War.
Matthew Le Nevez in a scene from Parer's War. ABC TV

Ipswich plays a part in ABC telemovie Parer's War

IPSWICH viewers who tuned into ABC telemovie, Parer's War, would have enjoyed recognising many of the film's settings when it aired last night.

The story of Australian war cameraman Damien Parer was shot at some of Ipswich's iconic buildings last year.

Those featured included the former TAFE building, The Workshops and the Top of Town section of Brisbane St.

Owners of 88 Limestone, James and Tracey Long, opened the doors of the magnificent heritage buildings to more than 100 actors and film crew dressed in 1930s and 40s period costume in July, which was also used a home base for the telemovie..

Parer's coverage of battles by Aussie diggers on the Kokoda Trail after the Japanese invasion of Papua New Guinea became the Oscar-winning film Kokoda Front Line.

Matthew Le Nevez, known to Offspring fans as the dearly departed Dr Patrick, stared as Parer opposite Rob Carlton as Cinesound producer Ken Hall, Adelaide Clemens played Parer's love interest and eventual wife Marie Cotter.

"It was an amazing opportunity for me to learn about Damien and his story and the story of his family," Le Nevez told APN.

Parer made the ultimate sacrifice while filming the Allied invasion of Peleliu.



Riverlink chair slams council's land grab as 'insulting'

premium_icon Riverlink chair slams council's land grab as 'insulting'

Bob Ell is fighting for "fair" compensation

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

10 things to do across the region

Christmas Day headbutt floors sergeant

premium_icon Christmas Day headbutt floors sergeant

He was also seen to pull an arm back to throw a punch at a guard