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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 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 »

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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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 »

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

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Excellent portrait of a 19th century white woman trying to cope in the Australian outback.
15 October 2007 | by BOUFSee all my reviews

Despite its rather rambling structure, this is movie is a great achievement - as a portrait of a 19th century, white Australian woman trying to cope with life in the outback. It's beautifully photographed, written and acted, with the exception of the male lead, who is astoundingly miscast. Such a shame, as otherwise this would have been a completely absorbing and accurate depiction of conditions faced by a woman, married to a typical man of the land; the only white woman in a very male world, and inn a world in which indigenous people are treated as third class citizens. I recommend this to schools and educators and to film historians - as an example of how to make a great movie with not much money and a lot of commitment. See the extras on the DVD - even in those, the male lead reveals himself to be completely out of step with the spirit of the film.


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