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.
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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 - Australia
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)