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 ...
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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
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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 »
My father loved the relationship between Macaulay and Buster so slightly altered the spelling so I would not be a burden all my life and called me Sherilee! I have the book and have read and re-read it but would love to see the film! How do I get to see it? No one I have asked has ever heard of it before!
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