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 Macauley (2 episodes, 1987)
Noni Hazlehurst ...
 Lily (2 episodes, 1987)
Rebecca Smart ...
 Buster (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Tony (2 episodes, 1987)
Lorna Lesley ...
 Marge (2 episodes, 1987)
Ned Manning ...
 Jim (2 episodes, 1987)
Madeleine Blackwell ...
 Lucy (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Thaddeus (2 episodes, 1987)
Julie Hamilton ...
 Bella (2 episodes, 1987)
Reg Evans ...
 Luke (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Donny (2 episodes, 1987)
Frank Gallacher ...
 Beauty (2 episodes, 1987)
Norman Kaye ...
 Desmond (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Polkadot (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Hareema (2 episodes, 1987)
Warren Coleman ...
 Lucky (2 episodes, 1987)
Patrick Frost ...
 Bathgate (2 episodes, 1987)
Barbara West ...
 Mrs. Weiss (2 episodes, 1987)
Tony Mack ...
 Dr. Fitzmaurice (2 episodes, 1987)
Bob George ...
 1st Shearer (2 episodes, 1987)
Stephen Sculley ...
 2nd Shearer (2 episodes, 1987)
Leo Taylor ...
 3rd Shearer (2 episodes, 1987)
Maureen Sherlock ...
 Hospital Sister (2 episodes, 1987)
Rosie Sturgess ...
 Woman on Train (2 episodes, 1987)
Wayne Anthoney ...
 Mechanic (2 episodes, 1987)
Ullie Birve ...
 Young Woman on Train (2 episodes, 1987)
Warwick Cooper ...
 Wilmington Policeman (2 episodes, 1987)
Wayne Scott Kermond ...
 Freakshow Spruiker (2 episodes, 1987)
Ian Shrives ...
 Mulga (2 episodes, 1987)
Robin Laurie ...
 Laughing Clown Woman (2 episodes, 1987)
(2 episodes, 1987)
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Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his responsibilities, neither he nor his daughter are ready for each other. But in the beginning he's all she's got, and at the end, she's all he's got. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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A story as big as a blue sky, as warm as a summer night See more »

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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1987 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Macaulay's Daughter  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 2,750,000 (estimated)
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(2 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A "shiralee" is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "burden". In the story, the Buster character is, metaphorically speaking, a physical and psychological burden to her father. The word "Shiralee" has been used as a synonym for "swag", "drum", "bundle" or "matilda". See more »

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Remake of The Shiralee (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Lily of Laguna
(uncredited)
Written by Leslie Stuart
Played at the dance
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A bush expedition.
16 March 2001 | by (Boston,Mass,US of A.) – See all my reviews

well worth all efforts made to watch this movie.Cannot wait to purchase this movie,an extremely GOOD movie!! Brian Brown shines in this movie I believe as does his co star Rebecca Smart.


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