Wirritt Wirritt

Australia, 1957

Film
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The aboriginal legend of how fire came under man’s control, illustrated by aboriginal cave painting. The musical background was recorded in Arnhem Land by Professor Elkin. The story is that at first only one man could make fire, and jealously guarded it. However, by a trick Wirritt Wirritt (an ancestral hero) stole the secret for all men’s use. Narrated by Ray Barrett.

Credits

production company

Australian National Film Board

Australian news and Information Bureau

Duration

00:07:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323134

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

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

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rock paintings

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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