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Back of Beyond (1954)

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1h 6min
Not released
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Synopsis:
The development of inland Australia largely depends on the men who keep open the supply lines and communications - the outback mailmen. In an area larger than Europe, beyond the last roads and railways, their tracks make the map of the inland, become the roads of tomorrow and mark the growth of the nation. Across the centre of Australia ran an ancient 300-mile track that was used by Aboriginal people trading between north and south. Commonly known as the Birdsville Track, joining Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, it was the main thoroughfare for Tom Kruse to deliver mail and supplies to outlying cattle stations.
'The Back of Beyond' follows his remarkable journey and celebrates the characters that define outback Australia.
Actors:
Tom Kruse, William Henry Butler, Jack the Dogger, Old Joe the Rainmaker, The Oldfields of Etadinna, Bejah, Malcolm Arkaringa, Vallis Barlow, Georgina Barlow, Helen Barlow
Directors:
Narrated By:
Douglas Stewart, John Heyer, Kevin Brennan
Writers:
Janet Heyer, John Heyer
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
Australia
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Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
66 minutes

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