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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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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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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A timeless story that will make you feel the joy and determination of the human spirit. [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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2.35 : 1
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The remains of Aeneas Gunn, and several other characters featured in the book and movie, are buried in the Elsey Cemetery. Jeannie Gunn is buried in Melbourne, but there is a memorial next to her husband's grave, which reads IN loving memory of the "Little Missus" JEANNIE GUNN Born. June 5th 1870. Died. June 9th 1961 See more »

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

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Australia before Hollywood
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"We of the Never Never" is a rare film. A near-epic made by and starring people from Australia. I can't really say whether no Hollywood people were involved, but it doesn't seem so.

Most Americans will have a some trouble understanding dialogue here and there. I have spent time in Oz and N.Z. and I didn't catch some of it. Just another reason why it's a true Australian production.

And it's quite upfront for 1982. The interaction/friction between Aboriginals and Whites is not most of the film, but a large part of it.

But to see it is to see something uniquely Australian, IMHO. Got to read the book!


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