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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.

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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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She dared venture to where even men feared to tread [UK video] See more »

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Drama | History

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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The remains of Aeneas Gunn, and several other characters featured in the book and movie, are buried in the Elsey Cemetery. Jeannie Gunn is buried in Melbourne, but there is a memorial next to her husband's grave, which reads IN loving memory of the "Little Missus" JEANNIE GUNN Born. June 5th 1870. Died. June 9th 1961 See more »

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

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Australia before Hollywood
4 December 2007 | by frequency-2See all my reviews

"We of the Never Never" is a rare film. A near-epic made by and starring people from Australia. I can't really say whether no Hollywood people were involved, but it doesn't seem so.

Most Americans will have a some trouble understanding dialogue here and there. I have spent time in Oz and N.Z. and I didn't catch some of it. Just another reason why it's a true Australian production.

And it's quite upfront for 1982. The interaction/friction between Aboriginals and Whites is not most of the film, but a large part of it.

But to see it is to see something uniquely Australian, IMHO. Got to read the book!


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