The River Kings

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The River Kings
Genre mini-series
Written byRob George
Directed by Donald Crombie
StarringTamblyn Lord
David Bradshaw
Bill Kerr
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes4
ProducerRob George
Running time4 x 1 hour
Original networkABC
Original release10 November 1991 (1991-11-10)

The River Kings is a 1991 Australian mini series based on the novels The River Kings (1966) and Conquest of the River (1970) by Max Fatchen. It had a budget of $3.5 million. [1]



During the 1921 Mallee drought, sixteen-year-old Shawn Hoffner leaves behind farm life to find work to support his family. He finds work on a Murray River steamboat.

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  1. Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford University Press, 1996 p228