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Fri, 18 Oct


Ooraminna Station Homestead

Deckchair Cinema - Bran Nue Dae

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away fro

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Deckchair Cinema - Bran Nue Dae
Deckchair Cinema - Bran Nue Dae

Time & Location

18 Oct 2019, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ooraminna Station Homestead, Maryvale Rd, Hale NT 0872, Australia


About the event

Welcome to the Ooraminna Deckchair Cinema

to enjoy the big screen under the evening sky


Bran Nue Dae

1969 in Western Australia. Mid-teen Willie Johnson, an aborigine from Broome, attends a Catholic boarding school in Perth, the school under the direction of headmaster Father Benedictus, who uses temptation of the flesh - in the form of food - to bribe his charges. Willie's mother wants Willie to become a priest, something he, at his tender age, has no reason not to want himself, that is until... On a vacation back at Broome, he falls in love at first sight with Rosie, the young woman in town who loves to sing. Not having any experience with girls, he is both not confident enough to tell her that him asking to spend time with her are dates, and jealous of any attention other boys pay to her or visa versa. Back in Perth, some incidents with Father Benedictus and his attraction to Rosie make Willie come to the realization of what he really wants at this stage in life, which includes being at home in Broome. So he runs away and tries to make his way back home. Along the way, he meets an odd assortment of characters, including: Tadpole, a vagabond who claims to be his uncle; Slippery and Annie, traveling hippies, the former who may not be as hippyish as he tries to make his exterior seem; and Roxanne, a lusty desert woman who has a tree of condoms. All the while, Father Benedictus is hot on his trail in wanting to bring Willie back to Perth. In the process, they may all come to some revelations which will fundamentally change their lives.

Director: Rachel Perkins

Writers: Jimmy Chi (stage musical), Kuckles (stage musical) | 8 more credits »

Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo

Kiosk and bar open for dinner and drinks

Return coach transfers available.

Ooraminna is a licensed venue, not BYO alcohol.

Eftpos available.


  • Deckchair - Adult

    Strictly Ballroom Deckchair Adult admission

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  • Deckchair - Child

    Deckchair cinema child admission (under 16)

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  • Deckchair - Family pass (4)

    Deckchair cinema admission family of 4 (2 adults / 2 kids)

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  • Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc

    Don't wait at the bar for a drink, have a chilled bottle of wine ready for you upon arrival in a cold, cold ice bucket

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  • Bottle of Shiraz or Merlot

    Don't wait at the bar for a drink, have a bottle of wine ready for you upon arrival

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  • Beer bucket -4xGreat Northerns

    Don't wait at the bar for a drink, have a chilled bucket of beers ready for you upon arrival in an icy cold ice bucket

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  • Dinner - Adult

    Help yourself to all you can eat at the delicious Ooraminna Buffet. Vegetarian options available.

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  • Dinner Buffet - Child under 12

    Feed the kids early upon arrival at the delicious Ooraminna Buffet.

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  • Free Camping

    Please check in at the bar and let us know if you are camping. Dogs are allowed in the campground on a leash NO DOGS are allowed at the cinema.

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