Curator's Cut: We of the Never Never

Wednesday, 18 March, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 18 March, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Library, Parliament House, Darwin
  • Cost
    Free
Man standing, looking down
Description

At the turn of the century Australia was still a very young country, in a land as old as time. Few had ventured far from the growing cities and towns of the coast, into that vast heart of Australia - the great Outback. We of the Never Never, adapted from an Australian classic novel, tells of Jeannie (Angela Punch-McGregor) and Aeneas Gunn (Arthur Dignam), a man and his bride who trek to a place where wives are seldom seen, and even less accepted.

Enduring hardships and battling against the sexist and racial prejudice of the Australian outback environment this extraordinary woman strives to win the friendship and respect of those about her. Directed by Igor Auzins (Coolangata Gold), this extraordinary story of a woman overcoming hardships and dangers forms the heart warming story of We of the Never Never.

This film screening is part of the Northern Territory Library’s Curator’s Cut film series, screening rare films from the Library collection.

2019/2020 Curator's Cut Program
18 Sept 19Dirt Cheap (part of the Darwin International Film Festival)
16 Oct 19The Overlanders
20 Nov 19Not to Lose You, My Language
22 Jan 20Jedda
19 Feb 20Aeroplane Dance
18 Mar 20We of the Never Never

This event is held at the Northern Territory Library inside Parliament House, 4 Bennett St, Darwin. Seating from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.

Photo: Jack McCarthy or 'Irish Mac' former hotel proprietor from Thursday Island, immortalised in Jeannie Gunn's novel We of the Never Never. Sporn Collection. PH1050/0064.