Along the Sepik

Australia, 1963

Film

Episode of Series “Australia today”.
Shows the duties and responsibilities of an Australian Patrol Officer in the Upper Sepik River area of New Guinea. With law and order they try to introduce education, health services, agricultural services and a wider political concept. The rugged mountains and diverse native tribes present innumerable problems - most important is to encourage them to live together peacefully.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

producer

R. Maslyn Williams

Stanley Hawes

Frank Bagnall

director
Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1963

Appears in

Group of items

Australia today

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

000296

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sepik River (New Guinea)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Rural conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technical assistance, Australian - Papua New Guinea

History → Papua New Guinea - History

Places → Papua New Guinea

Places → Sepik River (New Guinea)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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