Waiting for Harry

Australia, 1980

Film
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Follows the organisation and preparations leading up to the placement of the remains of an Aboriginal male in an elaborately painted hollow log coffin. The deceased was Les Angakarabana, who had died several years earlier, and the burial area was Blyth River, near Maningrida in Arnhem Land.

Credits

production company

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Duration

00:57:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014678

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Maningrida (N.T.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Funeral rites and ceremonies

History → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Places → Maningrida (N.T.)

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)

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