The Resource North of Capricorn, (videorecording)

North of Capricorn, (videorecording)

Label
North of Capricorn
Title
North of Capricorn
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The people of Australia's deep north have lived in a multiracial frontier society, long before the south accepted non-Anglo migrants. The tropical north has different ancestors, architecture, music, fashions, food, vegetation and work ethics and has cultural ties with Asia/Pacific. Today's descendants revel in their difference, and celebrate being part of the 'Asian century'. The north has always been closer to Timor, PNG and Indonesia than to Sydney or Melbourne. They were part of the Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian Archipelago trade route for trepang (sea cucumber) long before the British and French sailed down under. They had relationships with Aboriginal people which continue today. Broome attracted Japanese, Malay and Filipinos to work in pearling and shipping; Darwin drew Timorese, Pacific Islanders and Chinese to the gold fields and market gardening; Cairns attracted Chinese and Islanders (some indentured) who established farms and businesses. In 1901 the southern founding fathers of Federation introduced legislation to discourage mixed race liaisons, and deport Asians and Melanesians with the Immigration Restriction Act and Pacific Islanders Labour Act. Early entrepreneurial spirit was replaced by Aboriginal missions and bureaucracies. The 'white Australia' policy was born and lasted 70 years, but the north found ways to keep their cultures alive. Today, despite southern interventions, the north is renewing their ties with Asia/Pacific through festivals, the Arafura Games, business and family relationships, and the visit of the next Chinese President Xi Jinping"--Container
Cataloging source
WOT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Smith Street Films ; director, Margaret Anne Smith ; producers, Mark Gould, Margaret Anne Smith
Dewey number
994.04
Intended audience
Classification: Exempt (for educational use only)
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrator: Ursula Yovich
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gould, Mark
  • Smith, Margret Anne
  • Yovich, Ursula
  • Reynolds, Henry
  • Smith Street Films
Runtime
55
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethnology
  • White Australia policy
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Asia
Technique
live action
Label
North of Capricorn, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Inspired by Professor Henry Reynolds' book 'North of Capricorn'"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000050175153
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)818815388
System details
All regions ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD
Label
North of Capricorn, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"Inspired by Professor Henry Reynolds' book 'North of Capricorn'"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000050175153
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)818815388
System details
All regions ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD

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