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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

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A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

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The toughest bloke in the toughest pub sent me down a beer...I'm only 21, but I am the gun shearer... See more »

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26 June 1975 (Australia)  »

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A vasárnap messze van  »

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AUD 271,000 (estimated)
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This film's cast is male-dominated and it's story centers around Australian men shearers in 1950s Australia. This movie only features two women characters, Lisa Peers as Sheila Dawson and Phyllis Ophel as Ivy, a barmaid. See more »

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Featured in Australian Movies to the World (1983) See more »

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SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY
Written by Bob Ellis
Performed by Jack Thompson
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Available on DVD
3 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a student in Perth and it's one of the films that I'd like to add to my collection. I've searched various places and never had any luck finding it (even on VHS).

I've found it available on Dstore and have ordered it. This company can now deliver DVDs (and other items) to the UK and other European countries, USA and Canada as well as Japan.

The web site is http://dstore.com.au/ I have used them personally on about six or seven previous occasions and can now be used for a useful source of Australian movies (some of which can be hard to find). Previously I've had some delivered to my parents address in Perth and they've sent them onto me.


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