Good Book & Film!

I just finished watching “We of the Never Never.” It is more of an Australian Epic than AUSTRALIA. It is quite well done and is in my American eyes a better portrayal of life in the Australian Bush on a cattle station than “Australia.” I highly recommend the film.

The book is an excellent read. It is considered an Australian classic.

We of the Never Never is an autobiographical novel by Jeannie Gunn. Although published as a novel, it is an account of the author’s experiences in 1902 at Elsey Station near Mataranka, Northern Territory in which she changed the names of people to obscure their identities. She published this book under the pen name Mrs Aeneas Gunn.

Mrs Gunn was the first white woman to settle in the area. Her husband was a partner in Elsey cattle station on the Roper River, some 300 miles (483 km) south of Darwin” [Lifted from the Wikipedia entry.]

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