We of the Never Never (1982)

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Even today, the Australian outback (the never-never of the title) is a daunting place to be left alone. In 1901, it was even more rugged and wild. In this artful drama, Jeannie Gunn (Angela Punch McGregor), a very genteel and citified Victorian-era newlywed, joins her husband in the Northern Territory to help manage a station ("station" is Aussie for "a large ranch"). There she gradually sheds her prim ways and, thanks to her friendship with the local Aborigines, becomes a representative of an entirely new class, sometimes called "Australian outback women." In addition to chronicling the transformation of a Victorian woman, this film offers insight into the situation of Aborigine society at the time, and it received high praise from Australian reviewers. It is based on the diaries of Jeannie Gunn herself.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Film Corp. of Western Australia

Cast

Angela Punch McGregor
as Jeannie Gunn
Arthur Dignam
as Aeneas Gunn
Tom E. Lewis
as Jackeroo
Tex Morton
as Landlord
John Cameron
as Jimmy Dodd
Ray Pattison
as Johnny Wakelin
Lise Rodgers
as Friend
Tommy Lewis
as Jackeroo
John Cameron
as Jimmy Dodd
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Critic Reviews for We of the Never Never

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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Overlong and dullish outdated pioneering movie about life on an isolated Australian outback cattle station (large ranch) in the early 1900s.

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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July 17, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for We of the Never Never

½

This critically acclaimed and award-winning drama is based on the memoirs of Jeannie Gunn, the first white woman to venture into Australia's Northern Territory.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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