Weipa people

Australia, 1975

Film
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A film about the largest bauxite mining operation in the world. Also looks at the social conditions of the people who have moved to this remote North Queensland town and the impact of the new town on local Aborigines. Commentary by Richard Oxenburgh.

Credits

producer

Jane Scragg

production company

Comalco

Scope Films

Duration

00:27:47:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32130

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Queensland

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Treatment

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Aluminum mines and mining

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Land use - Remote areas

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries - Australia - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mines and mineral resources - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mining towns

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Weipa (Qld.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use - Remote areas

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mining districts - Social aspects

Places → Weipa (Qld.)

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)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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