First contact

Australia, 1983

Film

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Documents the clash of two cultures that occurred in the 1930s when the people of the highlands of New Guinea encountered the first Europeans to enter their world - for an El Dorado. One of these Australians, Michael Leahy, took a movie camera with him, and so managed to capture on film the confrontation between one civilisation and the representatives of another.

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Credits

editor

Stewart Young

producer/director

Bob Connolly

Robin Anderson

production company

Arundel Productions

Dick Smith Adventure

Duration

00:54:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collected

57 times

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