PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Faraway Downs was dismantled in 2011. An indigenous organization in Kimberley, Western Australia, claimed it was located on their land and requested its removal. Despite a report predicting it could attract as many as 90,000 visitors annually if restored with an Australia movie theme, Tourism Western Australia decided not to keep Faraway Downs as a tourist attraction.
My grandfather, King George, he take'em me walkabout, teach me black fella way. Grandfather teach'em me most important lesson of all. Tell'em story. That day I down the billabong. King George, he teach me how to catch'em fish using magic song. See, ...
Lady Ashley tells Drover to either stay at Faraway Downs or never return. Drover slams the white gate shut behind him as he storms out. In the next scene, the gate is wide open again.
English, Aboriginal, Chinese, Japanese
$14,800,723 (USA) (30 November 2008)
$49,554,002 (USA) (26 March 2009)