Shellfish gathering

Australia, 1962

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Episode number 11 of Series “Alcheringa”.
Migratory habits of inland Aborigines who go walkabout to the coast to collect shellfish at certain times of the year, to augment their diet. The husband walks ahead and carries his fire sticks in his hair. His wife goes into the rock pools and quickly fills the string bag which hangs from her shoulder; cooks the fish in their shells in the hot ash; water is poured over the fire to cool the shellfish before they are removed and eaten.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:17:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Appears in

Alcheringa (A)

Group of items

Alcheringa (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009741

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Food

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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)

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