In 1893, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband leaves to drove sheep in the country.
One day, she finds Yadaka (Rob Collins), an Aboriginal man, wounded on her property and on the run from colonial law enforcement, and an unlikely bond begins to form between them.
A thrilling revenge western that explores racism and misogyny under colonial rule, The Drover's Wife is a fierce retelling of Henry Lawson's 1892 short story and the feature debut of filmmaker, playwright and actor Leah Purcell.
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