Limit search to available items
Book Cover
DVD video

Uniform Title We of the never never (Motion picture)
Title We of the never never / Adams Packer Film Productions and Film Corporation of Western Australia ; screenplay by Peter Schreck ; produced by Greg Tepper ; directed by Igor Auzins
Published Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Tango Entertainment, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Sch/Wot  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Front credits -- Married -- The Ferguson -- The new boss -- Your staff -- Round up -- The bull -- New dining room -- Alone -- Washing -- Tribal dance -- Christmas -- The fever -- End credits
Summary This dramatization of a famous Australian novel presents an idyllic year in the life of a young woman. Jeannie Taylor marries Aeneas Gunn in 1901, and accompanies him to the Elsey Station near Mataranka, Northern Territory, 300 miles south of Darwin, where he is manager. As one of few white woman to settle in the area, her arrival is seen as highly undesirable by the men on the station: her coming means an end the life that is the very reason they are in the Territory: one of untrammeled freedom, with no need to bother with 'civilization' and its rules. Jeannie Gunn was feisty and good-natured, however, so she tried to fit in, yet remained open to what those around her--white or Aborigine--had to offer. The people and events of "We of the Never Never" are idealized, but her story is representative of Australian frontier myth: in the outback--a forbidding, faraway place, different from anywhere else--men and a few women battled hardship, isolation, and prejudice, and lived legendary, heroic lives
Notes Based on the book by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn
Special features: Trailers (10 min.)
Credits Director of photography, Gary Hansen ; editor, Clifford Hayes ; music, Peter Best ; production design, Josephine Ford ; art director, Graeme Duesbury ; wardrobe, Camilla Rountree ; aboriginal liaisons, Vikki Christie, Toni Bauman, Fred Ashley, Ina Thompson ; executive producer, Phillip Adams
Cast Angela Punch McGregor (Jeannie), Arthur Dignam (Aeneas Gunn), Martin Vaughan (Dan), Lewis Fitz-Gerald (Jack), John Jarratt (Dandy), Tony Barry (Mac), Tommy Lewis (Jackeroo), Donald Blitner (Goggle Eye), Mawayul Yanthalawuy (Rosie), Cecil Parkee (Cheon), Sibina Willy (Bett Bett)
Event Originally produced as an Australian motion picture in 1982
Notes DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Rating: Unrated
In English
Winner, 1982 Australian Film Institute Award, Best Achievement in Cinematography--Gary Hansen
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Gunn, Jeannie, 1870-1961 -- Film adaptations.
Ranchers' spouses -- Drama.
Married people -- Drama.
Interpersonal conflict -- Drama.
Ranch life -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Drama.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Drama.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Drama.
Yanyuwa (Australian people)
Northern Territory -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Northern Territory -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Northern Territory -- Race relations -- Drama.
Elsey Station (N.T.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Western films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films
Video recordings.
Author Auzins, Igor, director
Schreck, Peter, author of screenplay
Adams, Phillip, producer
Tepper, Greg, producer
McGregor, Angela Punch, 1953- actor
Dignam, Arthur, actor
Vaughan, Martin, actor
Fitz-Gerald, Lewis, actor
Jarratt, John, 1951- actor
Barry, Tony, 1941- actor
Lewis, Tommy, 1958-2018, actor
Blitner, Donald, actor
Yanthalawuy, Mawayul, actor
Parkee, Cecil, actor
Willy, Sibina, actor
Best, Peter (Composer), composer
Gunn, Jeannie, 1870-1961. We of the never-never
ScreenSound Australia.
Adams Packer Film Productions
Film Corporation of Western Australia
Tango Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1598371320