Rollover Information
About the Series Schedule The Archive Learning Resources The American Collection Home Search Shop
Programs The Archive Database The Poster Gallery Awards + Nominations Broadcast Schedule Feature Library  Masterpiece Theatre Home The Archive Archive

The Archive Database [imagemap with 4 links]

previous program program next program

Program Title
The Shiralee

Based On
Novel by D'Arcy Niland

Adapted By
Tony Morphett

Number of Episodes:

It is 1953 Australia. Macauley, a proud, two-fisted street fighter who stands up for what he believes in, finds his young daughter living a not-too-respectable life with her mother. Reluctantly he takes her away with him and they begin life together on the road in Australia's vast and beautiful outback. Their journey takes them from town to town as Macauley looks for work. When Buster becomes ill, Mac swallows his pride and allows his friend Lily to nurse her. A letter written by Lily's late father urges Mac and Lily to marry, but they go their separate ways until tragedy brings them together.

Original broadcast date

Cast Characters
Bryan Brown Macauley
Rebecca Smart Buster
Noni Hazlehurst Lily
Lorna Lesley Marge
Simon Chilvers Thaddeus
Julie Hamilton Bella
Reg Evans Luke
William Zappa Donny
Frank Gallacher Beauty
Kirily Nolan
Ray Meagher Polkadot
Warren Coleman Lucky
Patrick Frost Bathgate

Executive Producer: Jock Blair
Producer: Bruce Moir
Director: George Ogilvie

previous program program next program

The Archive Database | Program History | Poster Gallery | Awards

Home | About The Series | The American Collection | The Archive
Schedule & Season | Feature Library | eNewsletter | Book Club
Learning Resources | Forum | Search | Shop | Feedback

WGBH Logo PBS logo


Masterpiece is sponsored by: