Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘itinerant workers’

5 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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’.

Mid-East documentary – 1945

The African continent would have still represented the ‘heart of darkness’ for many Australians viewing this film.

The Shiralee television program – 1987

This miniseries was made during the golden decade of television drama. Its magic lies in the chemistry of Bryan Brown and Rebecca Smart.

The Shiralee feature film – 1957

Arguably there are two major themes in Australian cinema – the problem of the landscape, and the related problem of masculinity – and both are the subject of The Shiralee.

The Sundowners feature film – 1960

The Sundowners is remarkable for the number of Australian actors it showcases. Chips Rafferty plays Quinlan, the contractor at an outback shearing station.