The Back of Beyond


ISBN: 9780868199757
Author: Sylvia Lawson
Publication Date: 1/03/2013
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 88pp.
Availability: Available


The Back of Beyond celebrates the life and times of Australia’s best known outback mail man Tom Kruse MBE. Every fortnight he battled isolation, heat, sand dunes and floods to deliver mail and supplies to the families along the 517-kilometre Birdsville Track in central Australia.

Representing the complex interrelations of the multicultural community and their environs, the film is considered by many to be one of Australia’s premier films, and is an exemplary representation of 1950s Australian transformational culture.

The Back of Beyond is the fifteenth title in the Australian Screen Classics series, co-published with the National Film and Sound Archive.

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