District Commissioner

Australia, 1963

Film
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Episode of Series “Australia today”.
The work of a District Commissioner in the Papua New Guinea highlands. Follows Tom Ellis on patrol: establishing medical posts, providing agricultural advice and equipment, taking a populaiton census and later establishing a patrol post. Shows the importance of air-dropped supplies, until airstrips and roads are laid, and the value of roads to primitive people.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

producer

Maslyn Williams

director
Duration

00:28:03:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1963

Appears in

Group of items

Australia today

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

002908

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Local government - Papua New Guine

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

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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