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.
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 - Australia
Black and White
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)