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'The Bush Mechanics form a rock band and their first paying gig is a half-day’s drive away - now they just have to get there. None of them owns a vehicle, so they resurrect a derelict car, load it up with band gear and hit the road. This episode follows the five Bush Mechanics as they bounce along rough bush tracks, occasionally encountering Jupurrula, the magic mechanic who helps them overcome their various car catastrophes with his bush ingenuity.' (Source: Creativespirits website)

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      1998 .
      Series: form y separately published work icon Bush Mechanics David Batty , Francis Jupurrula Kelly , Lindfield Yuendumu Australia : Film Australia Warlpiri Media Association ABC Television , 1998 Z1662471 1998 series - publisher film/TV humour (taught in 4 units)

      'This off-beat series follows the exploits of the Bush Mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters, as they travel through central Australia.

      'In each episode, the Bush Mechanics from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges - catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert and travelling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony. As they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques.'

      Source: ABC TV Documentaries ( (Sighted: 12/10/2012)

Last amended 5 Mar 2014 10:57:41
  • Yuendumu, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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