Turtle hunt

Australia, 1962

Film
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Episode number 9 of Series “Alcheringa”
Shows how Australia’s Aborigines lived hundreds of years ago. Shows unique methods of locating and hunting turtles by wading into shallow pools and feeling for the hard shells with bare feet, grasping their necks by hand, and roasting in hot ashes.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:13:03:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Appears in

Alcheringa (A)

Group of items

Alcheringa (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29822

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Food

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Hunting

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Animals & Wildlife → Turtles

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

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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