A Voice to be heard

Australia, 1974

Film
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In 1973 the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee (N.A.C.C.) was elected for the purpose of giving Aborigines a direct voice in the government. This was the first Australia-wide, elected and representative body of Aborigines in Australia’s history. This film, narrated by the Aboriginal poet Kath Walker, tells the story of the election up to the declaration of the poll and the first meeting of the N.A.C.C. Also takes a searching look at Aborigines as some of the candidates for election speak about their problems.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

Anthony Buckley

Duration

00:50:35:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011590

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Elections

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

Literature → Noonuccal, Oodgeroo, 1920-

People → Noonuccal, Oodgeroo, 1920-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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