On the Job: Ticket to Ride


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The On The Job series consists of seven films illustrating some of the employment opportunites available to Aboriginal people. We visit people in the north, south, east and west of Australia, in the cities and in the small country towns. Although made in 1983, this uplifting series of interviews continues to have relevance for Aboriginal people seeking work within the wider Australian community.


This program looks at the lives of four Aboriginal people who have achieved positions of influence in the Australian community. At the time that this program was produced Pat O'Shane was Secretary of the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in the NSW Government, As the department head, she was responsible for developing NSW government policies on Aboriginal issues. Wesley Lanhupuy was Member for the Arnhem electorate in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Marcia Langton was a first class honours graduate in Anthropology and research officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in Canberra. And Ernie Bridge was Member for the Kimberley district in the West Australian Legislative Assembly and a country and western singer.

Produced by Film Australia for the National Aboriginal Employment Development Committee. © National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Director: Keith Gow

Year: 1984

Running Time: 15 Minutes


SKU 198216702
Brand Film Australia

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