No. of Segments:
208 x 12 mins – OR – 416 x 6 minutes
6 mins or 12 mins approx
Any man who lives as long as Ben McReady gathers three groups of people around him … his contemporaries … his children … and his children’s children.
As Ben lies ill in hospital, the friends and family who visit him cause him to recall events out of his past: these events woven together make up the story of Cattleman.
He is a typical kind of outback Australian in his generosity and his contempt for authority and affectation. Even his cattle duffing seems to be more an endearing failing than a serious crime. His life history, covering pioneering, marriage and war-time service is a prototype of his generation’s ideal Australian.
CATTLEMAN was one the all-time most popular serials produced by Grace Gibson: and no wonder why – it’s a story that’s as big as the country in which it is cast! An enveloping story of one man’s life.