The Resource Like a Boab Tree, Presbyterian Church of New South Wales

Like a Boab Tree, Presbyterian Church of New South Wales

Label
Like a Boab Tree
Title
Like a Boab Tree
Statement of responsibility
Presbyterian Church of New South Wales
Subject
Summary
A brief history of the establishment of the Presbyterian Mission Station at Mowanjum which replaced former missions at Port George IV, Kunmunya and Wotjulum. Citing the boab tree as a symbol of survival, the film details how the people at Mowanjum survived and prospered despite the "transplantings" that took place over the previous fifty years. The general theme is of how the mission enables the Aboriginal people to integrate into wider Australian society through such measures as childhood education, sporting activities, employment opportunities at the mission and nearby Derby, and local enterprises such as salt harvesting and agriculture. Some problems raised include the availability of alcohol and the "addictive" presence of motion picture films. The elders, Albert Barunga and Alan Mungulu talk of their hopes for their people and express confidence in their future if they follow Christian ways
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Photographer, Rev. K. W. Ryan; director, Keith Burton
Date time place
Filmed at Mowanjum, WA, 1969
Information about documentation
Not auditioned
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barunga, Albert
  • Mungulu, Alan
Label
Like a Boab Tree, Presbyterian Church of New South Wales
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access viewing copy available
  • Copy held at PV7808_1
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
M0046728
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 25 min., approximately 800 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound,colour;
Stock number
BURTON_K003 (FC00246_1)
System control number
0067118
Label
Like a Boab Tree, Presbyterian Church of New South Wales
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access viewing copy available
  • Copy held at PV7808_1
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
M0046728
Dimensions
16 mm
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 25 min., approximately 800 feet)
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound,colour;
Stock number
BURTON_K003 (FC00246_1)
System control number
0067118

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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