White clay and ochre

Australia, 1962

Film
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Australian aboriginal cave paintings in ochre tell of their tribal life in western New South Wales. Finger, brush and stencil techniques are used to portray hunting kangaroos and emus, corroborees, magic and ritual maps. Special equipment is used by a field party to copy the paintings to scale for detailed scientific record and research. A cave-floor is carefully excavated to find implements used by the cave dwellers, and charcoal samples taken for dating tests. Music from “Namatjira” by Clive Douglas.

Credits

production company

Australian Museum

producer

Howard Hughes

Duration

00:14:53:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011905

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Archaeology - Australia

Aboriginal Australia → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Painting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rock paintings

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Aboriginal Australians - Antiquities

History → Archaeology - Australia

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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