Lousy Little Sixpence

Australia, 1983

Film

In 1909 the N.S.W. Aborigines Protection Board planned to break up Aboriginal communities by forcibly removing children and hiring them out to white “masters”. Archival film footage, photographs and the memories of Aboriginal elders weave a moving account of the lives of Aboriginal people and their struggle in the 1930s against the Aborigines Protection Board. Appearing in the film: Margaret Tucker, Bill Reid, Geraldine Briggs, Flo Caldwell, Violet Shea. Narrated by Chicka Dixon.

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Credits

director

Alec Morgan

co-producer

Gerald Bostock

Alec Morgan

production company

Sixpence Productions

Duration

00:54:13:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015703

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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