Aborigines of the Sea Coast


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1948, 19 Minutes.

The coast of Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory has been the home of Aboriginal people for many many centuries. Some still live a traditional lifestyle. This film is a record of a 1948 expedition to Arnhem Land led by anthropologist Charles Mountford. It depicts the ancestral fishing, hunting, building and boatmaking techniques used by the communities of the region.

An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced by the Department of the Interior. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive



Director: Charles P Mountford

Year: 1948

Running Time: 19 mins

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Australian Aboriginal Studies; Coastal and Marine Studies.

Search Keywords: Aborigines, Aboriginals, Indigenous, culture, customs, traditions, remote, canoe making, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, NT, Yolngu


SKU 000034900
Brand Film Australia

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