The Resource The Fighting Gunditjmara, Rob Brow Productions

The Fighting Gunditjmara, Rob Brow Productions

Label
The Fighting Gunditjmara
Title
The Fighting Gunditjmara
Statement of responsibility
Rob Brow Productions
Contributor
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a TV Special documentary about an Aboriginal group who fight back - and still are - through a young Aboriginal boxer. "Porky" is a handsome 19 year old Aboriginal boxer. A relative of Lionel Rose, he is being hailed as Australia's most likely next world champion boxer. Already "Porky" has a cult following amongst Melbourne's fight fans. His fights are always events of great colour, excitement and action. From the moment he appears in the ring accompanied by roof raising chants of his nickname "Porky", his ring charisma is apparent. A quiet mannered and soft spoken youth outside the ring, inside it his eyes are piercingly fixed on his opponent, and his punches snap out with the speed and venom of a cobra. Each time he stings his opponent, the chanting and cheering erupts afresh, and his opponent seems as much worn down by the volume of ringside support as by the accumulating punches. But this film is not about "Porky" himself. Like other Aboriginal boxers - Lionel Rose, Baby Cassius (Lachy Austin) and Banjo Clark; like many Aboriginal soldiers in the World Wars and like many of today's land rights fighters, "Porky" is a manifestation of the tribe from which they all descend - the 'Fighting Gunditjmara'; living in the region of the Western district of Victoria roughly between Portland and Warnambool on the coast and Lake Condah a few miles inland, the Gunditjmara had a tribal area rich in all manner of food and thus had an essentially non-nomadic style of living. Because of the cold winter winds of the area they used stone dwellings and elaborate clothing where they grew crops and enjoyed fishing and eel farming. [Abstract taken from promo]
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, producer, writer, Rob Brow; co-writer, Jim Poulter; director of photography, Barry Malseed; editor, David Hipkins
Information about documentation
1. Letter 3.2.84; 2. Synopsis; 3. Production Budget Summary; 4. Income Tax Certificate; 5. Marketing Information; 6. Reviews of Previous Brow Productions; 7. Copy Letter National Committee on Discrimination; 8. Letter 15.2.84; 9. Article from the Weekend Australian 8-9.12.84
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rob Brow Productions
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brooke, Graeme
  • Saunders, Reginald Walter
  • Rose, Lionel
  • Clarke, Banjo
  • Austin, Lawrence
Label
The Fighting Gunditjmara, Rob Brow Productions
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Publication
Production
Note
Digital access copy
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0000226
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (50 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
BROW_R001 (V00304_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply
Label
The Fighting Gunditjmara, Rob Brow Productions
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Production
Note
Digital access copy
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0000226
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (50 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
BROW_R001 (V00304_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply

Library Locations

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