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We of the Never Never (1982)

Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

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Angela Punch McGregor ...
Jeannie Gunn
Arthur Dignam ...
Aeneas Gunn
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Dan
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Jack
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Dandy
Tony Barry ...
Mac
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Jackaroo
Donald Blitner ...
Goggle Eye
Mawuyul Yanthalawuy ...
Rosie
Cecil Parkee ...
Cheon
Sibina Willy ...
Bett Bett
Tex Morton ...
Landlord
Kim Chiu Kok ...
Sam Lee
Brian Granrott ...
Neaves
Danny Adcock ...
Brown
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

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Jeannie Gunn has been dunked in a river. Treed by an angry bull. And forced to cross the Australian continent the hard way. On horseback. By buckboard. And on foot. She faced being the only civilized woman in an uncivilized land. Hers is a story of personal triumph. It will show you how one woman reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love. [USA theatrical] See more »

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Drama | History

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G | See all certifications »
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4 November 1982 (Australia)  »

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De sterkes land  »

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Based on the book of the same name by Jeannie (Mrs Aeneas) Gunn OBE (1870-1961). Although entitled "A Novel", the book, published in 1908, was really a recreation of actual events. The book became an Australian classic, and was used in schools, and translated into German. See more »

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Referenced in A Country Practice: Acts of Kindness: Part 2 (1982) See more »

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Outstanding Australian Movie
23 December 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A remarkable movie about a woman overcoming sexist and racial prejudice in outback Australia. McGregor is very convincing as Jeannie Gunn as she battles constantly to be seen as an equal amongst the menfolk on the station on which she lives with her husband. The fight seems a losing battle however as the views held by the men (regarding both women and indigenous people) are hard to overcome.

Anyone outside of Australia who is interested in an accurate portrayal of the early relations between Australian Aborigines and white Australian's then this movie is for you.


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