In Aussie Gold Hunters, we join three hard-core crews of gold prospectors as they take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia.
Over a dramatic eight-episode journey we'll share the soaring highs and crushing lows of the gold season as our crews pursue their all-important targets – braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.
Just ask husband and wife team the ‘Gold Gypsies'. Six years ago, Christine and Greg Clark walked away from their Brisbane home and construction careers to chase their dream of striking it big, 4000km away in the West Australian Goldfields. Having spent their life savings to set up their mining operation, the self-taught prospectors' future rests on gold, for better or for worse…
Thinking big are Vern Strange and Leon Marsh, aka 'The Dirt Dogs'. These best mates have sunk a million dollars into their heavyweight mining operation. Its centerpiece is the Dogs' 45-ton dry blowing plant – named 'Goldzilla' – hand built to extract precious ounces of gold from hundreds of tons of raw dirt. Having ploughed one fortune into their season plan, the Dogs are under massive pressure to unearth another, just to break even…
Meanwhile, remote prospectors Kellie Carter and Henri Chassaing are going it alone. Armed with their high techdetectors, the best friends seek their fortune out in the farthest depths of the wild outback – where rival prospectors fear to tread. It's a high risk, high reward plan - far off the map and hundreds of kilometres from help. But for Henri and Kellie, it's the only way to reach the precious undiscovered gold patches that could be hiding the ultimate reward.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Aussie Gold Hunters - Gerard Kennedy (actor) - Netflix
Gerard Kennedy (born 8 March 1932) is an Australian double Gold Logie award-winning actor, best known for his roles in early television series. After playing six different characters in guest appearances in Crawford Productions series Homicide in 1966 he shot to fame as the antagonist in Australian television spy drama Hunter, becoming so popular that his character changed sides, eventually becoming the main character after lead actor Tony Ward left the series. Kennedy won a TV Week Logie Award for 'Best New Talent' for his portrayal of the character. Kennedy followed this with a starring role in police procedural television series, Division 4, winning multiple Logie Awards—including two Gold Logies as most popular personality on Australian TV—for his work in the series. He has consistently acted in Australian television and film productions since that time.
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