The Resource A Shifting Dreaming, [production company] Imago Holdings ; director, Bob Plasto ; Script, Bob Plasto, Robin Judge and John Cribbin

A Shifting Dreaming, [production company] Imago Holdings ; director, Bob Plasto ; Script, Bob Plasto, Robin Judge and John Cribbin

Label
A Shifting Dreaming
Title
A Shifting Dreaming
Statement of responsibility
[production company] Imago Holdings ; director, Bob Plasto ; Script, Bob Plasto, Robin Judge and John Cribbin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After two years of negotiations with Justice Toohey, the Aboriginal Lands Commissioner, all aboriginal claimants, pastoralists and lawyers from both sides, Bob Plasto obtained permission, in 1981, to film an aboriginal land rights hearing to be held north of Alice Springs. No other film crew had ever done this. The aboriginal traditional owners giving evidence at the land rights hearing kept referring back to one particular policeman, and a group of pastoralists who they claimed on several occasions had 'gone out to kill niggers', resulting in the deaths of perhaps hundreds of natives living in the surrounding areas. One of the worst of these expeditions became known as the 'Coniston Massacre.Subsequent research showed up very little information on the subject, and it was only by going back to the original transcripts of the 1928 inquest, into the alleged massacre of aborigines, called for by the church in NSW and Victoria, that the true story began to appear. All the whites charged with murder were acquitted under orders from the then Prime Minister Bruce
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  • Barrett, Ray
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Series statement
PLASTO_VIDEO_01
Label
A Shifting Dreaming, [production company] Imago Holdings ; director, Bob Plasto ; Script, Bob Plasto, Robin Judge and John Cribbin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Viewing copy not available
  • Sale copies contact Video Education Australia http://www.vea.com.au
Extent
2 videocassettes (betacam) (95 min.)
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Bob Plasto 8/10/04
Other physical details
sd., col.
Stock number
PLASTO_B01 (V06904-V06905)
Terms governing use
  • Copyright with Bob Plasto
  • Purchased with screening rights
Label
A Shifting Dreaming, [production company] Imago Holdings ; director, Bob Plasto ; Script, Bob Plasto, Robin Judge and John Cribbin
Publication
Note
  • Viewing copy not available
  • Sale copies contact Video Education Australia http://www.vea.com.au
Extent
2 videocassettes (betacam) (95 min.)
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchased from Bob Plasto 8/10/04
Other physical details
sd., col.
Stock number
PLASTO_B01 (V06904-V06905)
Terms governing use
  • Copyright with Bob Plasto
  • Purchased with screening rights

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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