The Shiralee

Australia, 1987

Film
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Macauley (Bryan Brown), a two-fisted street-fighter, takes to the roads of Australia’s outback with his young daughter, his ‘shiralee’, his burden. They walk from town to town looking for work. When none is to be found Macauley wants to get rid of his shiralee but he is too proud to return her to his unfaithful wife. So begins the story of the growing love between a father and his daughter. Based on the novel by D’Arcy Niland.

Credits

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

producer

Bruce Moir

Duration

01:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302493

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Outback Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and daughters

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Places → Outback Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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