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form y separately published work icon White Man's Legend single work   film/TV  
Note: The scriptwriter for this telemovie has not so far been traced.
Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 White Man's Legend
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'Mac (played by Bill Kerr) is a retired seahand, but cannot adjust to life on land. He talks his lifelong seafaring friend Tunny (Deryck Barnes) into sharing in the purchase of the vessel 'Afrodite'. Together they take on an aboriginal [sic] deck-hand to help them.

'Through the Afrodite, Mac rediscovers a purpose in life. He fears giving in to old age and see the boat as a way of stalling the inevitable.

'At a time when he needs them the most, Mac turns away from his wwife [sic], his best friend and, ironically, it is Lance, the aboriginal [sic] deck-hand, who understands his plight.'

Source:

'Top-line cast for series', The Canberra Times, 23 July 1984, p.6

Notes

  • Telemovie.
  • Little is known about the crew behind this fillm. This information will be added as and when it becomes available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Note: The director for this telemovie has not yet been traced.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1984 .
      Extent: 75min.p.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Sunday Australian Movies Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1984 6956470 1984 series - publisher film/TV

      A series of six original Australian telemovies, produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's drama department. The telemovies aired on sequential Sunday nights between 29 July and 2 September 1984, and were introduced by actor Wendy Hughes.

      Number in series: 1
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