Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »
Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat steamer and his friendship with an old salt captain played by Bill Kerr. Based on an original novel by Max Fatchen. Written by
The first time i watched this series I was really young and it was on ABC around lunch time and I would sit down and watch it with my grandma! I now am a steamer enthusiast and have watched the series again at school (now a few years ago too) For the past few years I've been trying to get hold of a copy because its been my fav TV mini series of all time.
The series studies a young man growing up in the Australian Outback along the Murray river, his family life isn't good and he escapes to the river where he gets a job on the lazy jane, a paddle steamer (played by the Akuna Amphibious). The rivalry of the river trade era, a forgotten period of time in Australian history puts the lazy Janes against the lady mabel (PS Industry)
I'd give it five stars!
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