In 1931 Harold Lasseter’s body was found after perishing in Central Australia’s deserts. His diary tantalisingly revealed he’d discovered a fabulous seven mile seam of gold, worth millions, but would “give it all for a loaf of bread”. Despite hundreds of expeditions since, the gold has never been found. Obsessed with solving the mystery, filmmaker Luke Walker discovers Lasseter’s 85-year-old son Bob, still wandering the desert, on a quixotic mission to find the gold that killed his father and destroyed his childhood. But now, 80 years on, is it still possible to piece together the fragments of history Lasseter left behind? Armed with a camera and the unshakeable belief he will find gold in Lasseter’s story, Walker sets out to unravel the tangle of myths, lies and legend that remain buried with Lasseter’s bones in the heart of Australia. Walker chases Lasseter’s footprints into the desert across six states, only to discover they have merged with his own. But as he follows his last few steps he finds himself closer to the gold than anyone has been for 80 years.
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