Elena Govor, My Dark Brother, Sydney, 2000




About the author


Contents and excerpts


National Biography Award nomination

TV documentary


The Ngadjon people

Мой темнокожий брат


My Dark Brother was the inspiration and foundation for a television documentary

"Pioneers of Love"

Two-part documentary series, 2005

Director: Julie Nimmo

Producer: Richard Dennison - Orana Films

Co-producer: Mark Chapman - Big Island Pictures


Copies of "Pioneers of Love" can be ordered online from Orana Films



2006 NSW Premier's History Awards Shortlist

Storyline Australia. Pioneers of Love. Production team

Storyline Australia. Webchat about the documentary

Storyline Australia. Comments in guestbook

Kate Raynor. Pioneers of Love. A study guide

Australian Film Commission

SBS TV What's on

TV programs worth watching, The Guardian, 19 October, 2005

Pioneers of Love premieres on SBS TV, Message Stick. 24 October 2005

Labour of love to screen on SBS, Byron Shire Echo, 25 October, 2005

21 Questions with Julie Nimmo, Message Stick, 26 October 2005

Robin Oliver, Pioneers of Love, The Age, 26 October 2005

Bush lawyer's story screens tonight Abergowrie students in documentary, HRE, 27 October 2005

Pioneers of Love, National Indigenous Times, 27 October, 2005

Brian Courtis, Our own version of Dr Zhivago, The Age, 27 October 2005

Pioneers of Love, National Indigenous Times, 10 November, 2005

Pioneers of Love: Interview with Julie Nimmo on Awaye! Radio National

SBS Hotline. Hot topics

University of Melbourne. New Media Materials (pp. 23-24)

Trevor Cook. My uncle Bert, the communist, his Aboriginal partner and Eddie Mabo

History of the documentary

Kathleen Geaney, TV series for 'bush lawyer', HRE, 18 September 2003

Kathleen Geaney,  Local 'bush lawyer' featured in SBS series, HRE, 26 June 2004

Ian Frazer, Russians discover Flora, Townsville Bulletin, 22 January 2005