The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

Rating: CTC
Duration: 109 mins
Director: Leah Purcell
Cast: Leah Purcell, Cregg Arthur, Craig Bourke

In 1893 a heavily pregnant Molly Johnson and her children struggle in isolation to survive the harsh Australian landscape, after her husband goes droving sheep in the High Country. One day she finds a shackled Aboriginal fugitive named Yakada, wounded on her property.As an unlikely bond starts to form between them, he reveals secrets about her true identity.Realising that Molly’s husband is missing, new town lawman Nate Clintoff starts being suspicious and sends his constable to investigate. The deadly encounters between Molly, the constable and Yakada, results in a tragic chain of events with Molly becoming a symbol of feminism and anti-racism.

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