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Snow
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Dancy Grimshaw
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The Busker
Peter Stoneham ...
Jimmy
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Apostle
Amanda Cross ...
Millie
Anne Phelan ...
Ma Tyrell
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Deafy
Liz Windsor ...
Mrs. Marks
Jamie Black ...
Charlie
Madeleine Blackwell ...
Molly
Roger Newcombe ...
Burning Angus
Walter Brown ...
Courtney
Peter Douglas ...
Derek
Henry Salter ...
Uncle Shamus
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Fairly sensitive melodrama about life on the back-roads in Australia at the height of the Great Depression. Centring on the developing romance between two drifters this presents a commendable level of period detail. Based on the novel by Kylie Tennant.

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One for the Family
23 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must say this is one of the most delightful TV dramas / mini series since the remake of The Shiralee in 1987. Both made around the time of the depression. No overt violence or language to ruin the show a great one to watch over and over again a shame more aren't made like this. Characters like Snow, Stray, Deafy, the Apostle, Burning Angus and Ma Tyrell all conjure up a time of desperate hardship and genuine friendship "On The Track" where they scratch out a living being rouse abouts, fruit pickers, con men and rouges all to put food on the table. This story was told to me by my grand parents and shown to me in this mini series. Well worth watching if you come across it. If you liked The Battlers try The Shiralee with Brian Brown, Noni Hazelhurst and Rebecca Smart.


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