The Resource The Last of the Nomads

The Last of the Nomads

Label
The Last of the Nomads
Title
The Last of the Nomads
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The moving story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to be living a traditional nomadic lifestyle in the remote Gibson Desert of central Australia. Like an antipodean version of Romeo and Juliet, it emerges that they became the last nomads because they had married outside their tribal laws and eloped to the most inaccessible of regions. In 1977 the land was stricken by a severe drought and their tribal elders mounted a search for them with the help of a party of white men led by Dr Bill Peasley and one of their own number, a childhood friend named Mudjon. The film takes Dr Peasley back into the desert to relive his momentous journey with Mudjon and culminates with poignant archival footage of the elderly couple found naked and starving
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Producer, Peter Du Cane, Samantha Kelley; Director, Matthew Kelley; Narrator, Dene Irvin
Information about documentation
Rhys Jones field notebooks - list of items; Newspaper article; Field notebooks [Rhys Jones collection] held in AIATSIS Library (MAR07/004)
Label
The Last of the Nomads
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Not auditioned
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Betty Meehan;
Note
Form; disposal authority
Stock number
JONES_R001 (V09123_1)
Label
The Last of the Nomads
Publication
Note
Not auditioned
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Betty Meehan;
Note
Form; disposal authority
Stock number
JONES_R001 (V09123_1)

Library Locations

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