With Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart, Lewis Fitz-Gerald. Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He's a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his responsibilities, neither he nor his daughter are ready for each other.
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In Australian slang, "shiralee" means "burden." It describes how itinerant laborer "Mac" Macauley (Bryan Brown) thinks of his nine-year-old daughter, Buster. Proud and stubborn, Mac ekes out a living - sometimes with his fists - on the dusty roads of the '40s and '50s Outback, with Buster in tow.
A shiralee is Australian slang for the bundle carried about by a swagman (a tramp or thief). In this instance, the "bundle" is the 10-year-old daughter of an Australian migrant laborer whose wife has left him.
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The Shiralee (1987) · 1 hr 48 min ... TV-14. Drama. Romance. Adventure. A hard-laboring, Australian father making a living in the Outback of the 1940s and 1950s ...
- George Ogilvie
- Bryan Brown
The Shiralee is a 1987 Australian television film directed by George Ogilvie, based on the novel of the same name by D'Arcy Niland.. It was originally filmed as a mini series and was shot in Adelaide and Quorn, South Australia.
Directed by Leslie Norman. With Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose. When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road.
- Leslie Norman
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Available on DVD via Umbrella Entertainment. The critically-acclaimed Australian mini-series starring Bryan Brown and Rebecca Smart, is presented in it's ori...
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- Umbrella Movies