The Resource First Australians, British Broadcasting Corporation;

First Australians, British Broadcasting Corporation;

Label
First Australians
Title
First Australians
Statement of responsibility
British Broadcasting Corporation;
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Quest under Capricorn, Episode 6 of 6: First transmitted in 1963, the Aboriginal people are the subject of this report by David Attenborough from the Northern Territory of Australia. David Attenborough joins the Gunavidji people on the coast of the Northern Territory to obtain a better understanding of their traditional way of life. He examines the efforts of the Australian government to move Aboriginal communities away from their nomadic tradition by building welfare settlements and training schools. This programme offers a unique insight into a difficult and complex period in Aboriginal history.
  • Shor List 1: Three men paddle dugout canoe and harpoon a turtle
  • Shot List 2: Women and children collect shellfish
  • Shot List 3: Man with spear climbs tree to look for fish
  • Shot List 4: Man with spearthrower spears fruitbat
  • Shot List 5: House made of bark and corregated iron and family scene with children
  • Shot List 6: Men seated perform traditional singing and dancing accompanied with didjeridu and clap-stick
  • Shot List 7: Three to four year old boys perform traditional dance
  • Shot List 8: Men in ceremonial body paint perform traditional dance
  • Shot List 9: Men perform traditional dance in a line following an elder with clap-sticks who is wearing a sacred basket hanging behind his neck
  • Shot list 10: Men perform traditional dance in a line circling women who hold onto a tree, men rush to the tree and women move away; then the leader climbs the tree
  • Shot List 11: Man in bush takes out secret ceremonial board and rubs it under his arm
  • Shot List 12: The new government settlement; men work on brick buildings; lugger comes with stores; farming; sawmill; men buy tobacco and knives at store; food rations; children play; new house; hospital; flying doctor; school with scene of washing and teacher leading children in song and prayer; Charles White, a Commonwealth Electoral Officer uses cards that were printed in Aboriginal languages as well as English to explain to Aboriginal people about voting. A filmstrip was also available that showed the processes on voting and information Australian Parliament [Taken from 'My Voice for My Country' - online exhibition on AIATSIS website]
  • Shot List 13: More shots of men with a sacred board, body painting and two men carry long ceremonial poles, shots from dance sequence number 9. (Numbers 9 to 13 are probably from a 'Maraiian Ceremony') of the Gunavidji people from the Liverpool River region of Central Arnhem Land
Member of
Assigning source
[Abstract from BBC]
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, David Attenborough; camera, Charles Lagus; sound, Bob Saunders; editor, Larry Toft; advisor and series editor Brian Branston
Date of event
1963
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
Attenborough, David. (1963), Quest Under Capricorn, Lutterworth Press, London, 64-95.
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
British Broadcasting Corporation
PerformerNote
Charles White
Place of event
N.T.,
Label
First Australians, British Broadcasting Corporation;
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Copyright
Note
  • Not digitised; no access copies
  • See BBC_001 (FC00564_1-2), (FC00690_4) and (FC00690_1) for related material
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001862
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 30 min., approximately 1080 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form
  • Copy at V06775-V06776
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
BBC_001 (FC00690_2-3; FC00690_5)
Label
First Australians, British Broadcasting Corporation;
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Copyright
Note
  • Not digitised; no access copies
  • See BBC_001 (FC00564_1-2), (FC00690_4) and (FC00690_1) for related material
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001862
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 30 min., approximately 1080 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form
  • Copy at V06775-V06776
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
BBC_001 (FC00690_2-3; FC00690_5)

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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