Australian Aborigines: songs and dances

Australia, 1954

Film
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Episode of Series “Modern social studies”.
Taken during the Sydney University’s 1952 expedition to Arnhem Land. This film shows the musical instruments of the Aborigines and contrasts the songs and dances of different tribes. The story behind every song and dance is told by the commentator.

Credits

producer

A.P. Elkin

production company

Australian Instructional Films

Language

English

Duration

00:07:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28727

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory

Aboriginal Australia → Arnhem Land (N.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Arnhem Land (N.T.)

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Places → Arnhem Land (N.T.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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