The Happy Island

Australia, 1958

Film
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Gemo Island Hospital, Papua, seen through the eyes of one of the nurses. As well as general wards separate blocks for T.B. and leprosy cases are maintained and within them, three schools are run.

Credits

director

Ann Gurr

co-producer

Shan Benson

Maslyn Williams

production company

Australian National Film Board

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:21:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

32272

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papuans

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Nurses - In-service training

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals - Staff

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leprosy

Places → Papua New Guinea

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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