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We of the Never Never (1982)

Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

Director:

Igor Auzins

Writers:

Mrs. Aeneas Gunn (book), Peter Schreck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Jeannie Gunn
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Aeneas Gunn
Martin Vaughan ... Dan
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Jack
John Jarratt ... Dandy
Tony Barry ... Mac
Tommy Lewis ... Jackaroo
Donald Blitner Donald Blitner ... Goggle Eye
Mawuyul Yanthalawuy Mawuyul Yanthalawuy ... Rosie
Cecil Parkee Cecil Parkee ... Cheon
Sibina Willy Sibina Willy ... Bett Bett
Tex Morton Tex Morton ... Landlord
Kim Chiu Kok Kim Chiu Kok ... Sam Lee
Brian Granrott Brian Granrott ... Neaves
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ... Brown
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love.

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The true story of Jeannie Gunn [UK Video] See more »

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Drama | History

Certificate:

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Trivia

The term "the Never-Never" refers to Australia's Outback area. In this case, it refers specifically to the area of Australia's Northern Territory, 200 miles south-east of Katherine. See more »

Goofs

The city of Darwin is mentioned several times, but Palmerston was not renamed Darwin until 1911. See more »

Connections

Referenced in We of the Never Never: Back to the Never Never (2004) See more »

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Life was hard. So were the people who lived it.
20 June 2019 | by wilsp-25512See all my reviews

The Never Never is Australia's home-grown version of a hostile environment. Bad enough now with modern conveniences but brutal in the early 1900s. Survival depended on factors few today could fathom. This movie is an open window to that time. It's about relationships that had to be built from the sweat and dust of hard work. Hollywood doesn't have its mark on this one so see it for certain. The right drama with the right characters. Professional acting producing a beautiful memory.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

De sterkes land See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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