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Documentary Screening – The Last Great Cattle Drive


Wed 26 Jun 2019, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Where: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Central & CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The Last Great Cattle Drive pays tribute to the last of Australia’s drovers, as 1,200 head of cattle are driven from the Northern Territory to Queensland on a journey covering 2,000 kms and taking four months.

Australia’s last great cattle drive started in May 1988 with 1,200 head of cattle on a journey from Newcastle Waters in the Northern Territory and ended 2,000 km to the east in Longreach, Queensland the following September. This film is a celebration of the cattle drives that opened up the Territory and were a feature of outback life until the advent of road trains.

A handful of drovers still operate today. One is Pic Willetts, boss drover in this documentary. The Last Great Cattle Drive is a fascinating insight into the rugged characters that shaped modern Australia.