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1974, 24 Minutes

Well-known Australian anthropologist CP Mountford narrates his experiences on a journey through central Australia with a group of Aboriginal people. Mountford's films are an irreplaceable ethnographic record of the life of the Pitjantjatjara people of this area, before extended contact with European culture. It records food gathering and preparation, hunting, fire making and family life as well as scenes near and on the sacred rock formation, Uluru.

This film was made from unrestricted footage shot by Mountford in 1940 and 1942 for his two 1946 films, Walkabout and Tjurunga.

After consultation with the local Aboriginal community and at their request, certain sequences showing ceremony were not included in this version. Mountford's original narration has been retained.

A Film Australia Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Director/Cinematographer/Narrator: Charles P. Mountford

Producer: Graham Chase

Year: 1974

Running Time: 24 Minutes


SKU 002602600
Brand Film Australia

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