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The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a young girl, Laura Tweedle-Rambotham who grew up in the outback, and at around the age of 14, is sent off by her poor mother who has scrimped and saved for her to go to a prestigious women’s private college in Melbourne, the Presbyterian Ladies College.

  1. Bruce Beresford

    Director

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  1. Susannah Fowle

    Laura Tweedle Rambotham

  2. Hilary Ryan

    Evelyn

  3. Terence Donovan

    Terence Donovan

    Tom McNamara

  4. Patricia Kennedy

    Miss Chapman

  5. Sheila Helpmann

    Mrs. Gurley

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The Getting of Wisdom
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Status Released

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  • August 3, 1980
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

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