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Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s... See more »
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 (Series Cast)
David Bradshaw ... Captain Snane
Reg Evans ... Mallee Ned
Willie Fennell ... Praying Jack
Hamish Fletcher ... Michael Hofner
Edward Hepple ... Angus
Jacki Kerin ... Lottie Hofner
Bill Kerr ... Captain Elijah
Tamblyn Lord ... Shawn Hofner
Kate Mulcahy ... Mary Thompson
Caroline Winnall ... Jean Hofner

Directed by
Donald Crombie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Max Fatchen  novels
Rob George 

Produced by
Rob George .... producer
Tony Winley .... line producer
Original Music by
Peter Best 
Cinematography by
Roger Dowling 
Production Design by
Bernard Hides (1991)
Sound Department
Frank Lipson .... supervising sound editor
Other crew
Mason Curtis .... location manager (1991)

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Additional Details

200 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating)

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Bill Kerr landed the lead role after the part had been offered to Burt Lancaster whose requested fee was too high for the productionSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fav TV Mini series of all times., 23 April 2005
Author: nanoduey2 from Australia

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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