The Dunera boys

Australia, 1985

TV show
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Tells the story of a group of Jewish men who after the outbreak of World War II, were rounded up in England and, in the face of there being suspicion about them, sent out to Australia on board the S.S. Dunera. In Australia they were interned in a camp at Hay, in New South Wales, a location which, with their sense of humour intact, the “boys” transformed into a parody of Vienese cafe society. Among their number were some of the most remarkable and individual characters to arrive on Australian shores and slowly but surely they broke down the barriers and established a bond of trust with the Australian authorities, a trust which eventually allowed the group to become part of the effort to defeat the threatening Fascist forces, and later, people of great distinction in post-war Australia.

Credits

producer

Bob Weis

director
Duration

02:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324690

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television series - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Concentration camps

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Prisoners of war - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Refugees - Australia

History → Concentration camps

History → History

History → Jews - History

History → Refugees - Australia

Television

Television → Mini-series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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