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

production company

Sixpence Productions

co-producer

Alec Morgan

Gerald Bostock

director
Duration

00:54:13:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015703

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Adoption

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Children

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Removal

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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)

Collected

13 times

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