Sit down one place

Australia, 1975

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Compares the nomads, a group of 500 Aborigines led by a white man, Don McLeod, in the Pilbara, Western Australia, with the Mugarinya people led by Aborigine, Peter Coffin. The former have little governmental help and find it difficult to come to terms with the disintegration of their culture, the latter run their own station and receive assistance.



Peter Drummond







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Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Cultural assimilation

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Aboriginal Australians - Business enterprises

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nomads

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pilbara (W.A.)


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic assistance

Places → Pilbara (W.A.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




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