Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat ... See full summary »
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Tamblyn Lord Tamblyn Lord ...  Shawn Hofner 4 episodes, 1991
Kate Mulcahy Kate Mulcahy ...  Mary Thompson 4 episodes, 1991
Bill Kerr ...  Captain Elijah 4 episodes, 1991
Willie Fennell Willie Fennell ...  Praying Jack 4 episodes, 1991
Edward Hepple Edward Hepple ...  Angus 4 episodes, 1991
Edmund Pegge ...  Fred Thompson 4 episodes, 1991
Caroline Winnall Caroline Winnall ...  Jean Hofner 3 episodes, 1991
Hamish Fletcher Hamish Fletcher ...  Michael Hofner 3 episodes, 1991
Jacki Kerin ...  Lottie Hofner 3 episodes, 1991
Cecil Parkee Cecil Parkee ...  Charlee 3 episodes, 1991
Diana Chamberlain Diana Chamberlain ...  Gwen Thompson 3 episodes, 1991
Maureen Sherlock Maureen Sherlock ...  Flossie 3 episodes, 1991
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ...  Captain Snane 3 episodes, 1991
Grant Piro ...  Spud 3 episodes, 1991
John Cousins John Cousins ...  Rasheen 3 episodes, 1991
Reg Evans ...  Mallee Ned 2 episodes, 1991
Henry Salter Henry Salter ...  Major Dudley 2 episodes, 1991
John Crouch John Crouch ...  Geoff 2 episodes, 1991
Bridget Walters Bridget Walters ...  Nellie Lillywhite 2 episodes, 1991
Myfanwy James Myfanwy James ...  Violet Lillywhite 2 episodes, 1991
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Filmed on South Australia's glorious River Murray, this television mini-series is set during the 1920s and tells of the story of a runaway who escapes to the river to work on a paddle-boat steamer and his friendship with an old salt captain played by Bill Kerr. Based on an original novel by Max Fatchen. Written by Jamie Skinner

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Based on the books of Author MAX FATCHEN: The River Kings (1966) & Conquest of the River (1970) See more »

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"It provided tremendous challenges and the results have been quite spectacular," said line producer Tony Winley, who was talking with satisfaction about the production of 'The River Kings'. He added: "The crew functioned as a unit and the teamwork and commitment to excellence was as good as I have ever experienced., As soon as I read the script, I knew it was a project with the potential to be something special." See more »

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Referenced in Source to Sea: The Story of the Murray Riverboats (2002) See more »

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Fav TV Mini series of all times.
23 April 2005 | by nanoduey2See all my reviews

The first time i watched this series I was really young and it was on ABC around lunch time and I would sit down and watch it with my grandma! I now am a steamer enthusiast and have watched the series again at school (now a few years ago too) For the past few years I've been trying to get hold of a copy because its been my fav TV mini series of all time.

The series studies a young man growing up in the Australian Outback along the Murray river, his family life isn't good and he escapes to the river where he gets a job on the lazy jane, a paddle steamer (played by the Akuna Amphibious). The rivalry of the river trade era, a forgotten period of time in Australian history puts the lazy Janes against the lady mabel (PS Industry)

I'd give it five stars!


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10 November 1991 (Australia) See more »

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River Kings See more »

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AUD3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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