Tomorrow, when the war began

The photographs are of the 1/6th scale model of the Luskintyre bridge (see attached pictures and information on the original bridge) that was constructed on the PFA range site. The farmhouse that you also see getting blown up in the film was also constructed on the PFA site.

Filming began in the Hunter Region of New South Wales Australia on 28 September 2009 with early shooting in Dungog. Raymond Terrace was chosen as a major location for producing the film as it is “a great country town”. Historic King Street, the former main street of the town, was transformed from a normally quiet location into Main Street, Wirrawee. The street began its transformation in September 2009, with set areas including the “Wirrawee Cinema” and the Lee family’s Asian restaurant. Filming began in King Street on 21 October 2009 and continued until 27 October 2009. Filming in other locations in the town ended on 6 November 2009.

Other filming locations included Maitland, the Blue Mountains and the Luskintyre bridge. The Fox Studios site in Sydney was also utilised. The explosions of the house and bridge were filmed, scaled-down, at the Peninsular Firearm Academy Range site at Terrey Hills in northern Sydney.

The film received generally positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 80% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 20 reviews, with an average score of 6.3/10. Critical consensus was that the film was “compelling” and “very faithful to the novel”, with particular attention paid to the execution of action scenes, though occasionally suffered from “clunky” dialogue.