Walkabout

Walkabout (1971)

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The Girl: Put your shirt on.
White Boy: He hasn't got his shirt on.
The Girl: He hasn't got a shirt.
White Boy: He can have mine.
The Girl: It wouldn't fit him.

White Boy: The wheel's come off. Dad, my wheel's come off. The wheel's come off.

The Girl: I don't know why you are telling him all this. He can't understand. He doesn't know what a ladder is. I expect we're the first white people he's seen.

White Boy: That's the trouble with all these series. You always know the superhero is going to get away with it. That's the trouble with Batman and in The Saint. You always know he's going to win all the fights in the end. That's the trouble with all these series. Even Bugs Bunny wins all the time! If we were superheroes, we would definitely win.
The Girl: Yes.
White Boy: Are we superheroes?
The Girl: I don't know. I hope so.
White Boy: So do I.

The Girl: We're going on our own tomorrow.
White Boy: Why?
The Girl: That's best.
White Boy: No.
The Girl: Suppose he wanted to do something? Or, something happens? Suppose he - tried to - suppose he went off and left us?
White Boy: No he won't! He likes being with us.

White Boy: We're lost, aren't we.
The Girl: No. Of course not.

The Girl: You must look after your blazer. It's got to last! We don't want people thinking we're a a couple of tramps.
White Boy: What people?

Title Card: In Australia, when an Aborigine man-child reaches sixteen, he is sent out into the land. For months he must live from it. Sleep on it. Even if it means killing his fellow creatures. The Aborigines call it the walkabout. This is the story of a "walkabout."

White Boy: Well, where are we now?

The Girl: I'd love to have a proper warm bath with clean towels and eat with real plates and knives and forks and have proper sheets and records and cleaning my teeth properly and wear all my own clothes.

The Girl: We're English! English, do you understand? This is Australia, yes? Where is Adelaide?
White Boy: Ask him for water.

Factual error: The aboriginal boy gets upset about the white hunters shooting the water buffaloes which symbolises white man encroaching into aboriginal culture. But the water buffaloes are introduced pests in Australia and have no spiritual meaning to the aboriginals.

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