The Back Of Beyond

Sylvia Lawson(Currency Press)

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The Back of Beyond celebrates the life and times of Australias 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 commmunity and their environs, the film is considered by many to be one of Australias premier films, and is an exemplary represenation of 1950s Australian transformational culture.

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