Bruce Smeaton

Bruce Smeaton

Bruce Smeaton (born 5 March 1938) is a composer, well known for a variety of Australian film and television scores in all genres - features, shorts, television, documentaries and advertisements.

He was born in Brighton, Victoria and currently lives in Binalong, New South Wales.

His film score compositions include "Picnic at Hanging Rock", "Seven Little Australians", "Roxanne", "Iceman", and "Circle Of Iron".

His music has been championed by the Southern Cross Records and 1M1 Records labels.


Listed here is a selection of works for which Smeaton composed music.


*"Bush, Books and Breedens" (1973)
*"My Brother Wartovo" (1973)
*"Kangaroo Island" (1974)
*"Pozieres" (2000)

Feature films

*"Libido" (1973)
*"The Cars That Ate Paris" (1974)
*"Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975)
*"The Great Macarthy" (1975)
*"The Devils Playground" (1976)
*"The Trespassers" (1976)
*"Eliza Fraser" a.k.a. "The Adventures of Eliza Fraser" (1976)
*"Summerfield" (1977)
*"The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" (1978)
*"Circle of Iron" a.k.a. "The Silent Flute" (1978)
*"The Last of the Knucklemen" (1979)
*"Grendel Grendel Grendel" (1980)
*"...Maybe This Time" (1980)
*"Double Deal" (1981)
*"Monkey Grip" (1982)
*"Squizzy Taylor" (1982)
*"Barbarosa" (1982)
*"Undercover" (1983)
*"Iceman" (1984)
*"The Naked Country" (1984)
*"Departure" (1985)
*"Plenty" (1985)
*"Eleni" (1985)
*"Contagion" (1987)
*"Roxanne" (1987)
*"Evil Angels" a.k.a. "A Cry in the Dark" (1988)
*"Wendy Cracked a Walnut" aka "Almost" (1989)
*"The Missing" (1999)

hort films

*"The Clown and the Mindreader" (n.d.)


*"Seven Little Australians" (1973, miniseries)
*"Ben Hall" (1975, tv series)
*"Tandarra" (1976, miniseries)
*"Patrol Boat" (1979, tv series)
*"The Timeless Land" (1980, miniseries)
*"A Town Like Alice" (1981, miniseries)
*"1915" (1982, miniseries)
*"Five Mile Creek" (1983, tv series)
*"The Coral Island" (1983, miniseries)
*"Eureka Stockade" (1984, miniseries)
*"Boy in the Bush" (1984, miniseries)
*"A Thousand Skies" (1986, miniseries)
*"Jackson's Crew" (1986, pilot)
*"Tusitala" (1986, miniseries)
*"The Alien Years" (1988, movie)
*"Act of Betrayal" (1988, movie)
*"Naked Under Capricorn" (1989, movie)
*"The Private War of Lucinda Smith" (1990, dramatised documentary)
*"The Last of the Ryans" (1997, movie)

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