The Land my mother = Walya ngamardiki

Australia, 1978

Film
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Inspired by Silas Roberts, a tribal elder of the Allawa clan who wrote to the 1976 Australian Government inquiry on uranium mining, this film gives an insight into the Aborigines’ attitude towards uranium mining. They tell of the myths and legends associated with the land and their sacred places, and why they object to the mining being carried out. Commentary by Bob Maza.

Credits

director

David Roberts

producer

Tom Manefield

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:19:43:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30197

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Reserves

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Uranium mines and mining - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

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

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → History

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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