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Sylvia (I) (1985)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  11 February 1988 (Australia)
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Real-life story of Sylvia Ashton Warner's pioneering work teaching Maori children to read in the 1940's.

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Eleanor David ...
Sylvia Ashton Warner
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Aden Morris
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Keith Henderson
Mary Regan ...
Opal Saunders
Martyn Sanderson ...
Inspector Gulland
Terence Cooper ...
Inspector Bletcher
David Letch ...
Inspector Scragg
Sarah Peirse ...
Vivian Wallop
Joe George ...
Seven (as Joseph George)
Eileen Glover ...
Lilac
Graham Glover
Tessa Wells
Jonathan Porteous
Cherie Nepia
Robert Nepia
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Real-life story of Sylvia Ashton Warner's pioneering work teaching Maori children to read in the 1940's.

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