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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:

Peter Schreck (screenplay), Mrs. Aeneas Gunn (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Jeannie Gunn
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:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Based on the book of the same name by Jeannie (Mrs Aeneas) Gunn OBE (1870-1961). Although entitled "A Novel", the book, published in 1908, was really a recreation of actual events. The book became an Australian classic, and was used in schools, and translated into German. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

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Outstanding Australian Movie
23 December 2000 | by princySee all my reviews

A remarkable movie about a woman overcoming sexist and racial prejudice in outback Australia. McGregor is very convincing as Jeannie Gunn as she battles constantly to be seen as an equal amongst the menfolk on the station on which she lives with her husband. The fight seems a losing battle however as the views held by the men (regarding both women and indigenous people) are hard to overcome.

Anyone outside of Australia who is interested in an accurate portrayal of the early relations between Australian Aborigines and white Australian's then this movie is for you.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura inolvidable See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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