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form y separately published work icon The Wayne Manifesto series - publisher   film/TV   children's   fantasy  
Adaptation of Wayne Wilson David McRobbie , 1991 series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Wayne Manifesto
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The Wayne Manifesto takes us into the world of twelve-year-old Wayne Wilson, showing us the world as Wayne would like it to be and the world as it really is. When his family move to their new home, Wayne wants nothing more than to fit in and keep out of the way of the school bully. He befriends the laid-back Squocka, the self-reliant Violet, and the young, energetic Rosie, and takes on his new life with enormous optimism.

The program has a strong magic-realism component in Wayne's active imagination and the way in which he uses this to manipulate the viewer's sense of his reality.


  • Award-winning and individually published episodes in this series are included on AustLit.


form y separately published work icon Amy Pastrami Day David McRobbie , 1997 Z1553840 1997 single work film/TV children's Violet, who has just returned from a trip to America, is asked to tell the class about one of America's national holidays. Not knowing any, she makes up Amy Pastrami Day. Her stories ignite the imagination of the drama teacher, who decides to celebrate Amy Pastrami Day by putting on a concert for some American visitors. When Kevin finds out that Violet made up the day, he tries to tell the teacher and the guests. 1997
form y separately published work icon Pizza David McRobbie , 1997 Z1553844 1997 single work film/TV children's

Wayne boasts that he can cook, and Charlene finally meets Rupert.


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1997 won Australian Film Institute Awards Best Childrens Television Drama
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