The Resource The Kimberley Mob release print

The Kimberley Mob release print

Label
The Kimberley Mob release print
Title
The Kimberley Mob release print
Contributor
Subject
Summary
Three Aboriginal Brothers, John, Harry and Ivan Watson, run the cattle station in the Kimberley where they were born and where they once worked under the brutal welfare system. They face drought, divided tribal loyalties, government bureaucracy, diamond mining companies and fundamentalist Christianinty while trying to keep traditional Aboriginal beliefs and customs alive for their children and future generations. For 100 years Aboriginal people were the backbone of a vast cattle industry in the Kimberley, based on their land and slave labour. But when equal pay was introduced in the 1960s, most of the black stock workers lost their jobs, and their families were kicked off the stations to gravitate the fringe camps of the white townships. Since then many cattle stations have gone bankrupt, partly through overgrazing and subsequent land degradation, partly through drought, and also through rising interest rates. In the last 10 years a number of stations have been bought back for Aboriginal communities with money from the Aboriginal Development Commission. One such station is Mt Anderson station, totally run-down when the Watsons returned but now being restored to its former productivity
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Producer, Graeme Isaac; director, Graham Chase
Date of event
1991
Date time place
Recorded at
Information about documentation
  • Tech progress reports; film can cover photocopies
  • Not auditioned
  • See FC00038_1-84 and FC00038_86-116 for rushes
PerformerNote
John Watson; Harry Watson; Ivan Watson
Place of event
Jarlmadagah Burru / Mt Anderson Station, W.A.,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chase, Graham
  • Ronin Films
Label
The Kimberley Mob release print
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Digital access copy
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0003859
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 10.5 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 54 min., approximately 150 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Ronin Films
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; email on file granting screening rights
  • Digital copy held at V02225_1
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
RONINFILMS_001 (FC00038_85)
Label
The Kimberley Mob release print
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
Digital access copy
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0003859
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 10.5 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 54 min., approximately 150 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Ronin Films
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; email on file granting screening rights
  • Digital copy held at V02225_1
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
RONINFILMS_001 (FC00038_85)

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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