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The Resource Making a bark canoe, a film by Roger Sandall

Making a bark canoe, a film by Roger Sandall

Label
Making a bark canoe
Title
Making a bark canoe
Statement of responsibility
a film by Roger Sandall
Contributor
Director
Issuing body
Narrator
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two Aboriginal men - Djurkuwidi and Wangamaru are making a bark canoe that will be used for hunting and for gathering magpie geese eggs in the swamps west of Buckingham Bay, Arnhem Land; they select a stringy bark tree for length and thickness in the bush. At the end of the wet season the wood is easier to cut as it is drenched with sap; two cuts are made, firstly from the bottom of the tree by one man then the other man climbs up the tree and makes a cut at the top, to ensure that the bark will be long enough for the canoe; the men then use axes to peel off the bark in one piece; (narrator talks of earlier tools that were used and the types of canoes that people used to make in the past); the bark is carried to the water where it is soaked then heated, so a fire is lit near a termite mound and the bark is smoked to make it more flexible before the stern can be formed; the men fold the end and place between two upright stakes and the stern is held tightly by one of the men while the other man sews the end in place with strips of stringy bark taken from the tree; the same process is then repeated to form the bow of the canoe; two thongs of bark are placed across the canoe to hold the sides in position and some sticks are placed inside to help keep its shape; finally the canoe is ready to be launched and one of the men stands in the canoe and paddles across the swamp in seach of magpie geese eggs
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Cataloging source
NMQU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography: Roger Sandall; anthropological advisor: Nicholas Peterson
Date of event
1976
Date time place
Filmed in
Dewey number
  • 305.89915
  • 994.0049915
Language note
English narration
PerformerNote
Narrator: Roger Sandall; Djukuwidi; Wangamaru
Place of event
Arnhem Land, N.T.,
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sandall, Roger, 1941-
  • Peterson, Nicolas
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
Runtime
16
Series statement
The AIATSIS collection
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  • Djurkuwidi
  • Wangamaru
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Bark
  • Canoes and canoeing
Target audience
general
Label
Making a bark canoe, a film by Roger Sandall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Ronin Films wishes to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this film may contain images and voices of deceased persons
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000042329895
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (16 min.)
Isbn
9780855756321
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320810992
System details
All regions ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Making a bark canoe, a film by Roger Sandall
Publication
Copyright
Note
Ronin Films wishes to advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this film may contain images and voices of deceased persons
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000042329895
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (16 min.)
Isbn
9780855756321
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320810992
System details
All regions ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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