Aboriginal culture

Australia, 1955

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The legends of Wayamba the turtle and Bohra the kangaroo retold by animated sketches based on the motifs of aboriginal bark paintings. An introductory sequence shows something of the variety and skill in aboriginal decorative art. Narrated by Leonard Teale.

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