1979, 14 Minutes
In this short film celebrated singer/songwriter Jimmy Little explains, with the help of his guitar, how Aboriginal Australians can exercise their recently acquired voting rights.
He also briefly describes how parliaments work, and the roles of the representatives who are elected by the Australian people in the Upper and Lower houses of Parliament, both State and Federal.
With the help of detailed graphics Jimmy illustrates the entire voting process, from signing on to the electoral roll to filling out the ballots at polling places on Election Day.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Director: David Muir
Narrator: Jimmy Little
Year: 1979 (more content added in 1984)
Running Time: 14 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Civics and Citizenship, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Australian History (the 1967 Referendum), SOSE, Politics.