The Resource Arawaltja ceremony, by Charles Pearcy Mountford

Arawaltja ceremony, by Charles Pearcy Mountford

Label
Arawaltja ceremony
Title
Arawaltja ceremony
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arawaltja ceremonial activities on Groote Eylandt, 1948
Member of
Cataloging source
AIAS
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1890-1976
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Mountford, Charles P.
Date of event
1948
Date time place
Filmed at
Information about documentation
  • Notes by Martin Thomas, see V02451-V02452; Martin Thomas catalogue template file; Curtis Levy descriptive notes
  • Not auditioned
Place of event
Groote Eylandt, N.T.,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ucko, Peter J.
Label
Arawaltja ceremony, by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copy available
  • Charles Pearcy Mountford was an Australian anthropologist and photographer. Self-taught, he became famous for his pioneering work on Indigenous Australians and his depictions and descriptions of their art. These film reels were made during the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948). This scientific and anthropological expedition was a huge event in its day, sponsored jointly by the Australian Commonwealth, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Geographic Society
  • Dr Peter Ucko, then Principal of the Institute collected Mountford's films in March 1974 from Charles Pearcy Mountford
  • An Australian National Film Board Production, D of I; contains text describing scenes within the film
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 7 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 15 min., approximately 400 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; open to relevant Indigenous people; available to other clients at the discretion of the Director or delegate
  • Film material made before 1 January 1955 - copyright has expired (refer to the Copyright Council's 'Duration' fact sheet, page 4, section H)
Other physical details
silent, colour;
Reproduction note
Digital Betacam
Stock number
MOUNTFORD_C003 (FC00268_33)
Terms governing use
Clearance for copies, viewing and usage on a section by section basis through the relevant Land Council for the area, as this footage has origins in many communities
Label
Arawaltja ceremony, by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copy available
  • Charles Pearcy Mountford was an Australian anthropologist and photographer. Self-taught, he became famous for his pioneering work on Indigenous Australians and his depictions and descriptions of their art. These film reels were made during the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948). This scientific and anthropological expedition was a huge event in its day, sponsored jointly by the Australian Commonwealth, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Geographic Society
  • Dr Peter Ucko, then Principal of the Institute collected Mountford's films in March 1974 from Charles Pearcy Mountford
  • An Australian National Film Board Production, D of I; contains text describing scenes within the film
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 7 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 15 min., approximately 400 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; open to relevant Indigenous people; available to other clients at the discretion of the Director or delegate
  • Film material made before 1 January 1955 - copyright has expired (refer to the Copyright Council's 'Duration' fact sheet, page 4, section H)
Other physical details
silent, colour;
Reproduction note
Digital Betacam
Stock number
MOUNTFORD_C003 (FC00268_33)
Terms governing use
Clearance for copies, viewing and usage on a section by section basis through the relevant Land Council for the area, as this footage has origins in many communities

Library Locations

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