The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson
In 1893 on an isolated property, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape; her husband gone, droving sheep in the high country.
Molly then finds herself confronted by a shackled Aboriginal fugitive named Yadaka (Rob Collins). As an unlikely bond begins to form between them, he reveals secrets about her true identity.
Realizing Molly’s husband is missing, new town lawman Nate Clintoff becomes suspicious and sends his constable to investigate. The deadly encounter between Molly, Yadaka and the constable results in a tragic chain of events with Molly becoming a symbol of feminism and anti-racism.
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Leah Purcell, Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Malachi Dower-Roberts