Saturday, September 24, 2011

Red Dog is a great film

Yesterday, my one and only achievement (because I'm still recovering from being sick) was to go with Doug to Roma to see the film Red Dog.

Roma (a large mining town and our closest service town) is a car journey of about one hour east of Mitchell, on the Warrego Highway.

For everyone who loves dogs and the Australian outback, the film Red Dog is sure to please and bring more than tears to your eyes. With strong human stories as well as that of a very famous kelpie dog who won the hearts of a whole community, Red Dog is about independence, dependence, loyalty and tolerance.

Based on the legendary true story of a red kelpie who united a local mining community -- while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master -- Red Dog brings to life the iron-ore mining town of Dampier in the north-west of Western Australia.

Red Dog travels enormous distances: from Perth to Darwin; even hitching a ride to Japan and back again. Tragically he dies of strychnine poisoning but manages to stagger to the graveside of his long lost master.

I look forward to reading the book and recommend this film to everyone who loves dogs and the Australian outback.

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