Pak Menggung: a Javanese aristocrat

Australia, 1975

Film
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Episode of Series “Our Asian neighbours. Indonesia”.
Java is no longer ruled by kings and queens. The aristocrats who remain live in their palaces, but they are mostly poor. When they die so will many of their traditions. This passing history is recorded by following the daily life of Pak Menggung, writer and collector of ancient Keris. This film gives insight into the courtly traditions of art, etiquette and ceremony of Java. Photography is by famous Australian cinematographer, Don McAlpine.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

John Morris

co-director

Keith Gow

Brian Hannant

Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1975

Appears in

Our Asian neighbours. Indonesia

Group of items

Our Asian neighbours. Indonesia

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012743

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnology - Indonesia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indonesia - Social life and customs

History → Indonesia - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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