The Resource Oenpelli, by Charles Pearcy Mountford

Oenpelli, by Charles Pearcy Mountford

Label
Oenpelli
Title
Oenpelli
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
FC00268_29: Footage includes preparation of fish for cooking (filleting the fish with a shell then cooking the fillet pieces on an open fire); FC00268_ 32: This reel contains a coastline scene that includes spearfishing. Charles Mountford then views rock art at Oenpelli with his wife. The art includes drawings of the Rainbow Serpent; turtles; catfish; mimi figures; kangaroos and crocodiles. Human remains are then recorded (they are located under a rock overhang). An Aboriginal group is also filmed in a cave making a fire and smoking tobacco
Member of
Cataloging source
AIAS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1890-1976
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mountford, Charles P.
Date of event
1948
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
  • Notes by Martin Thomas, see V02451-V02452; Martin Thomas catalogue template file; Curtis Levy descriptive notes; audition sheet
  • FC00268_29 Auditioned ; FC00268_32 - Not auditioned
Place of event
Oenpelli, N.T.,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ucko, Peter J.
Label
Oenpelli, by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Copy held at FC00268_ 32
  • 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
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 5 in. reel
  • 16 mm film on 5 in. reel
Extent
  • 1 film reel (approximately 7 min., approximately 300 feet)
  • 1 film reel (approximately 7 min., approximately 210 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)
  • FC00268_29: (M35) extension not to be added to collection number or call number
  • FC00268_32: (M38) extension not to be added to collection number or call number
Other physical details
  • silent, colour;
  • silent, black and white;
Reproduction note
  • Digital Betacam
  • Digital Betacam
Stock number
MOUNTFORD_C003 (FC00268_29)
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
Oenpelli, by Charles Pearcy Mountford
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copies available
  • Copy held at FC00268_ 32
  • 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
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 5 in. reel
  • 16 mm film on 5 in. reel
Extent
  • 1 film reel (approximately 7 min., approximately 300 feet)
  • 1 film reel (approximately 7 min., approximately 210 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)
  • FC00268_29: (M35) extension not to be added to collection number or call number
  • FC00268_32: (M38) extension not to be added to collection number or call number
Other physical details
  • silent, colour;
  • silent, black and white;
Reproduction note
  • Digital Betacam
  • Digital Betacam
Stock number
MOUNTFORD_C003 (FC00268_29)
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

    • 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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