form y The Rainmakers single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Rainmakers
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'With the country in the grip of severe drought, the Bush Mechanics are summoned by the rainmaker Jungala to go to Broome in search of rainmaking pearl shells. In the old days, Jungala would have traded bush tobacco for the valuable shells, but this time it’s an old Ford V8 he has painted with the Rain Dreaming. As Jungala sings them on their way to saltwater country, the Bush Mechanics are beset with dust storms, fires and unfamiliar landscapes.' (Source: Creativespirits website)

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      1998 .
      Series: form y 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 10:55:27
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Yuendumu, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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