The Resource Bentinck Island Story

Bentinck Island Story

Label
Bentinck Island Story
Title
Bentinck Island Story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Film showing various mission activities beginning with shots of arrival at Bentinck Island and the poor health of the people. A medical inspection is made by Dr. Spalding. Manufacture and use of shell tools, string, spears, scoop nets and a raft is shown. A titled section shows the improved conditions of the people after nine months. Also shown: the condition of the people not living in the mission; the medical facilities and issuing medicine at the mission; and a visit by the Flying Doctor. Other items include: a grass windbreak; food gathering; cooking; fish-trap dam building; use of poison in fishing; use of purse nets; cutting up of dugong with shell knives; painting up and dancing. The mission farm is also shown
Cataloging source
AIAS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, J. B
Date of event
1948
Date time place
Filmed on
Information about documentation
Brief sequence list compiled by McCarthy
Place of event
Bentinck Island, Qld.,
Label
Bentinck Island Story
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies (DAC0000175)
  • One cassette of spoken commentary on this film appears in MCCARTHY_J01 in the recorded sound collection
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm film, on approximately 10 in. reels
Extent
5 film reels (3 hrs. 2 min., 3,519 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
These tapes are repeats of the same material in various formats: colour, B&W and silent
Other physical details
sound, colour, black and white;
Stock number
MCCARTHY_J001 (FC00265_1-5)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply
Label
Bentinck Island Story
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies (DAC0000175)
  • One cassette of spoken commentary on this film appears in MCCARTHY_J01 in the recorded sound collection
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm film, on approximately 10 in. reels
Extent
5 film reels (3 hrs. 2 min., 3,519 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
These tapes are repeats of the same material in various formats: colour, B&W and silent
Other physical details
sound, colour, black and white;
Stock number
MCCARTHY_J001 (FC00265_1-5)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply

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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