|Publisher||Angus and Robertson, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
The novel deals with the experiences of Paddy Doolan, an Irish teamster, and his sons in the Gulf Country in the north of Australia.
|Directed by||Donald Crombie|
|Produced by||Anthony Buckley|
|Written by||Donald Crombie|
|Forest Home Films
South Australian Film Corporation
|Budget||AU $840,000 (est.)|
|Box office||AU $622,000|
The movie was budgeted at $767,000 but went $80,000 over. It was filmed in May through to July in 1977.
The film was a disappointment at the box office. Crombie later said he thought it was five to ten minutes too long, and suffered from being released soon after The Mango Tree, another coming of age period movie set in Queensland, when there was a backlash against period films.
- David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p147-149
- Australian Films at the Box Office - Report to Film Victoria accessed 5 Oct 2012
- Internet Movie DataBase - The Irishman (1978)
- "Interview with Donald Crombie", Signet, 18 December 1998 accessed 16 November 2012
- Peter Beilby & Scott Murray, "Donald Crombie", Cinema Papers, Oct-Nov 1978 p131-132
|Awards and achievements|
The Big Fellow
|Miles Franklin Award recipient
Riders in the Chariot
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