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Bush Mechanics

Off-beat series following the Warlpiri Bush Mechanics

Bush Mechanics is a humorous 5 part television series, directed by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, produced by the Warlpiri Media Association, and shown on the ABC in 2001.

The series follows the exploits of the Bush Mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters who travel through central Australia. In each episode, the Bush Mechanics who come from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges - catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert and travelling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony. As they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques.

Episode 1 can be viewed here. The whole Bush Mechnics series is also available from the PAW Media shop.