The Quest of Nullandi

Australia, 1973

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A dramatisation of the search by Nullandi, an Aboriginal youth, for “the everlasting waters”, with allusions to the experiences of a person living in another (non-Aboriginal) culture. Nullandi has grown up in today’s society and culture, but still feels traces of his past. He works his way through southern Queensland as he searches for the key to life.


production company

Queensland. Dept. of Commercial and Industrial Development

Cameracraft Film Productions







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Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Cultural assimilation

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Employment

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Queensland

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Urban residence

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Youth

Aboriginal Australia → Culture diffusion

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employment

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture diffusion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Personality and culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Queensland - Description and travel

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture diffusion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pluralism (Social sciences)

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Personality and culture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Personality and culture

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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