Film synopsis

A small boy named Barney, a loveable wombat named Amanda and Rafe, a roguish Irish convict, are the lone survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales in the 1880s. Encountering horse-thieves, a band of gypsies, an assortment of bushrangers and pursuing policeman along the way, the trio set out on an arduous overland journey to Ballarat to meet Barney’s father. In spite of Rafe’s age, it’s Barney’s wit and common sense that pull the trio through their numerable crises. Boasting a rollicking story, stunning location settings, and an appearance from comedy legend Spike Milligan (The Goon Show), Barney is a classic Aussie adventure movie.

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93 minutes

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Brett Maxworthy
Sean Kramer
Lionel Long
Mike Preston
Spike Milligan


David Waddington


David Waddington