On Thursday at 9.30pm the Australian Broadcasting Commission will bring a new reality to insightful TV on ABC1 with a kick-off from a Big Gumboot.
Camille Hardman spent nine months in her mother's home town Tully, Queensland and used her camera to catch the essence of extra-ordinary Australians.
Her family connections allowed her local acceptance in a tight community. That favor of family-rite fills Big Dreamers with real Tully patriots who fight for their sugar town's survival with a Big Golden Gumboot Dream.
These are rural people, often escapees from something, laconic, enduring, funny, prickly, partisan and capable of amazing feats.
Bryan Newell considers putting the boot in
Bryan Newell prepares for gumboot weather