Period drama serial Jackaroo focused on Jack Simmons, a half caste,who whilst working on a farm in Western Australia falls in love with white Clare Mallory, when she falls pregnant her father is determined to split them up.
Filmed in Western Australia and on a budget of $4.5 million. The critics didn’t like it but the public did.
Australia / Channel 7 – Crawford – Primetime / 2×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 1990
Writer: John Cundill / Camera: Jeff Malouf / Design: David Copping / Costume: Anna Senior / Producer: Bill Hughes / Executive Producer: Terry Ohlsson / Director: Michael Carson
DAVID McCUBBIN as Jack Simmons
ANNIE JONES as Clare Mallory
TINA BURSILL as Martha Logan
WARREN MITCHELL as Ambrose Barbitron
DOT COLLARD as Jimby
COLIN McEWAN as Roy Mallory
LEIGH TAYLOR as Jo-Ann
LEEDHAM CAMERON as Murrawambah