The Resource Back in the Stone Age

Back in the Stone Age

Label
Back in the Stone Age
Title
Back in the Stone Age
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
  • Reel 1 - Expedition sets out in cars; camel train; waterholes; Hermannsburg; camp of grass huts; men decorate bodies with featherdown and perform sitting dance; kangaroo and emu dances; rock engraving of emu; hunting and fishing; disabled man with babies; chewing tobacco; man digs out lizard and eats it; men spinning twine on thigh; fishing with purse net; making seine net; boys with python; men skinning buffalo; birds and possums; knapping stone flakes; making coolamon with mounted flake; staged fight with long curved clubs; spears and stone knives; wrestling; knapping stone knives. Note: some titles appear near the end of the reel
  • Reel 2 - Titled footage of camp life. Women collect food in baskets; men around fire; spear straightening; man sharpens axe on mortar stone and mounts it in a withe handle; smoothing wax on spearthrower and testing balance; fire-making with long stick drill; men make paperbark hut; dance with large shields; men stalk and 'spear' man; fighting with waddies and spears; practice dodging spears; tooth extraction; pointing the bone; domestic quarrel; sleeping positions
  • This film contains sequences from several ethnographic films made before 1937
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, William Kirk; advisors, J.W. Bleakley, L.T. Maplestone, F.H. Julian, J.P. Millar, C.L.A. Abbott and F.Y. G'sell
Date of event
1937
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
  • Expedition personnel, location and footage content reels 1-5; fim details with handwritten notes by F. McCarthy; correspondence AIAS/Peter Hamilton
  • No auditioned
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
University of Los Angeles
Place of event
Central Australia,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1879-1957
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kirk, W
  • Bleakley, J. W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aboriginal Australians
Label
Back in the Stone Age
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
Not yet archived ; no viewing copies
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001832
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (appoximately 22 min., approximately 1,600 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No Form
Other physical details
silent, black and white;
Stock number
ULA_001 (FC00440_1-3)
Label
Back in the Stone Age
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
Not yet archived ; no viewing copies
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001832
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (appoximately 22 min., approximately 1,600 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No Form
Other physical details
silent, black and white;
Stock number
ULA_001 (FC00440_1-3)

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
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