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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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A timeless story that will make you feel the joy and determination of the human spirit. [USA theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. 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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An average film based on a great book
27 December 2012 | by wardwwSee all my reviews

Watching the film straight after reading the book made for a very poor viewing experience. Where the characters in the book were alive and so multi-dimensional, they sadly lost most of that in the film, which chose to diverge from the book in so many places that it became unrecognizable. Key events in the film did not happen in the book and others that I considered important were omitted from the film. The book was set as a narrative, you were following her thoughts, listening to her voice and I wish they had transferred this concept to the film. Too many key characters were omitted from the movie and those that remained seemed to have lost their voices by being given too few lines. All in all a nice movie, and beautifully shot and acted, but not a true representation of the book or the true events.


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