The Resource A Walkabout

A Walkabout

Label
A Walkabout
Title
A Walkabout
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Film records a journey to Mornington Island, Aurukun, Weipa, Mapoon and Thursday Island. Contains: 1. Mornington Island; animated map; camp life scenes; women digging for Dioscorea; fire-making; making wind break; missionaries issuing food and clothes; classes; agricultural and pastoral activities; fishing; earth oven; visit of moderator; religious service; sports on salt pan on Denham Island; dancing. 2. Aurukun; scenes of mission life; medical care; daily work and play; spearing fish; fire-making; felling timber with horses; village life; Emu (Nditcha) dance; Stingray (Arlitch) dance; Carpet snake (Moyan parkin) dance; Black diver dance; Ta-akincha dance; Emu (Oyolla) dance; Flying fox dance; 'calling the alligator' dance. 3. Weipa; mission scenes; sport; dancing; timber clearing; mission service; 4. Mapoon; education; house building; coconut collecting; ghost dance; mission service. 5. Thursday Island - general scenes; pearling boats
Cataloging source
AIAS
Date of event
1936
Date time place
Filmed on location at
Information about documentation
Sequence list held in AIATSIS Film Archive files
Place of event
Cape York, Mornington Island, and Thursday Island,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, N.F
  • Presbyterian Church of Australia
Label
A Walkabout
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-items
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Digital access copy
  • An edited version using only open sequences is available on video - see "Curiouser and Curiouser" part 2 (DAC0000052_0002) - this edited version contains footage from Mornington Island and Aurukun but does not appear to contain the footage from Weipa. Transferred from A12, new print struck
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001941
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 70 min., approximately 1500 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Copies held at V00336-V00337
Other physical details
silent, black and white, 16 mm film, on approximately 12.5 in. reel
Stock number
PRESBYTERIAN_001 (FC00612_1)
Terms governing use
  • Copyright restrictions may apply
  • Permission from Aurukun Council for viewing films
Label
A Walkabout
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-items
Publication
Note
  • Digital access copy
  • An edited version using only open sequences is available on video - see "Curiouser and Curiouser" part 2 (DAC0000052_0002) - this edited version contains footage from Mornington Island and Aurukun but does not appear to contain the footage from Weipa. Transferred from A12, new print struck
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001941
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 70 min., approximately 1500 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions;
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Copies held at V00336-V00337
Other physical details
silent, black and white, 16 mm film, on approximately 12.5 in. reel
Stock number
PRESBYTERIAN_001 (FC00612_1)
Terms governing use
  • Copyright restrictions may apply
  • Permission from Aurukun Council for viewing films

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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