Crocodile Hunters


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1949, 10 Minutes

In the estuaries and lagoons of the Northern Territory, freshwater and saltwater crocodile are hunted for their hides by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous hunters.

This film shows Aboriginal people using age-old hunting techniques to land crocs either for food or for skins. The methods employed by white hunters, who earn as much as 3000 pounds during the season, are also depicted, followed by a brief look at how the hides are skinned and prepared before being transported to the leather factories of Sydney and Melbourne.

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


Director: Lee Robinson

Featured People: Ted Moorey, Bob Cutler, Vince Reyne, Ron Butler

Year: 1949

Running Time: 10 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Biodiversity; Conservation & Land Management; Conservation Biology and Geography; Population Ecology; Environmental Studies; Indigenous Studies.


Aborigines of the Sea Coast

SKU 000020800
Brand Film Australia

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