Making a wira

Australia, 1969

Film
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Episode number 14 of Series “People of the Australian western desert (A)”.
Djunjurai locates a suitable tree from which to make a small wooden digging dish or wira. He starts on the tree trunk by using the hand chopper he had made, but after a time changes to a metal axe. The raw material for the dish is brought back to camp where he shapes it with an adze.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

producer

John Martin-Jones

director
Duration

00:08:52:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1969

Appears in

People of the Australian western desert (A)

Group of items

People of the Australian western desert (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

006627

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Implements

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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)

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