Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘outback life’

18 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

A

Australian Story – With This Ring television program – 2005

Australian Story revisits remarkable couple the Shanns, two years after Gayle became entangled in a drilling machine on their property.

B

The Back of Beyond documentary – 1954

Battling heat, dust and flood, Tom Kruse delivers mail, stores and supplies along the 517 kilometre Birdsville Track in central Australia.

A Big Country – Peninsula People television program – 1968

An early episode of this iconic series. A Big Country aimed to bring country Australia into the lives of urban Australians.

A Big Country – The Darcys of Mallapunyah television program – 1981

A Big Country launched some of Australia’s best-known journalists and filmmakers, including Bob Connolly, Paul Williams, Chris Masters and Andrew Olle.

A Big Country – The Drover television program – 1981

Jack loves his job and his life on the road. The filmmakers have captured both the hardship and the freedom of a life on the ‘long paddock’.

A Big Country – The Prices television program – 1979

Life on an outback station at the end of an era, before satellite technology and helicopters and high-tech vehicles were used to help round up cattle.

C

Crocodile Dundee II feature film – 1988

This sequel, in which Mick Dundee battles drug dealers, follows the pattern of the first movie but in reverse.

D

Double Trouble – Episode 1 television program – 2007

Double Trouble is in the vein of Parent Trap, but with an Australian spin. It is an entertaining children’s program that offers insights into the lives of young people living in the Alice.

Double Trouble – Episode 4 television program – 2007

Double Trouble allows a cultural exchange to happen for the audience as well as the characters, as we follow the adventures of twin sisters who are both 'fish out of water’.

Double Trouble – Episode 7 television program – 2007

Double Trouble has entertaining and likeable characters and boasts an experienced cast. It also wonderfully captures an Indigenous sensibility and humour.

F

The Flying Doctors – Public Property television program – 1986

The Flying Doctors is a drama series set in the fictional town of Coopers Crossing and based on the work and lives of the men and women of the outback medical service.

L

The Last of the Knucklemen feature film – 1979

Near the remote town of Andamooka a group of opal miners work for Tarzan, a tough foreman known as ‘the last of the knucklemen’ for his fighting abilities.

M

McLeod’s Daughters – Welcome Home television program – 2001

Self-reliant women working the land, romantic rural vistas and horseriding and farming montages make up the signature style of McLeod’s Daughters.

Mutt short film – 2008

In this animated short, all work and no play is not an option for a hard-working dog.

N

No Worries feature film – 1993

Drought has a terrible social cost, as the 11-year-old girl who has to move from a sheep station to the city in this film, makes clear.

R

Razorback feature film – 1984

The outback town of Gamulla is terrorised by a giant razorback boar.

T

A Town Like Alice television program – 1980

This mini-series, based on the novel by Nevil Shute, tells an epic love story that begins in Malaya during the Japanese occupation of 1941–45.

W

We of the Never Never feature film – 1982

Race relations is the theme that is constantly lurking in this story about one woman’s life on an outback station.