The Resource The Last of the Nomads, Wildfilm Australia; MASK Productions; Australian Film Finance Corporation; Ronin Films; SBS

The Last of the Nomads, Wildfilm Australia; MASK Productions; Australian Film Finance Corporation; Ronin Films; SBS

Label
The Last of the Nomads
Title
The Last of the Nomads
Statement of responsibility
Wildfilm Australia; MASK Productions; Australian Film Finance Corporation; Ronin Films; SBS
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • A33
  • eng
Summary
The moving story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to be living a traditional nomadic lifestyle in the remote Gibson Desert of central Australia. Like an antipodean version of Romeo and Juliet, it emerges that they became the last nomads because they had married outside their tribal laws and eloped to the most inaccessible of regions. In 1977 the land was hit by a severe drought and their tribal elders mounted a search for them with the help of a party of white men led by Dr Bill Peasley and a childhood friend named Mudjon. The film takes Dr Peasley back into the desert to relive his momentous journey with Mudjon and culminates with poignant archival footage of the elderly couple found naked and starving
Cataloging source
AIAS
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meehan, Betty
Credits note
Producer, Peter Du Cane, Samantha Kelley; Director, Matthew Kelley; Narrator, Dene Irvin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-2001
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Jones, Rhys
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Aboriginal Australians
Label
The Last of the Nomads, Wildfilm Australia; MASK Productions; Australian Film Finance Corporation; Ronin Films; SBS
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Not digitised ; no access copies
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (approximately 1 hour)
Immediate source of acquisition
Betty Meehan;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Form; disposal authority
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
MEEHAN_JONES_003 (V09123_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply
Label
The Last of the Nomads, Wildfilm Australia; MASK Productions; Australian Film Finance Corporation; Ronin Films; SBS
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
Not digitised ; no access copies
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (approximately 1 hour)
Immediate source of acquisition
Betty Meehan;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Form; disposal authority
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
MEEHAN_JONES_003 (V09123_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply

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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