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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.


Australian Biography: Jimmy Little

Australian Biography: Neville Bonner

Real Life: Democracy

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SKU 197811100
Brand Film Australia

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