First contact

Australia, 1983

Film

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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22 April 2019

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Credits

editor

Stewart Young

production company

Dick Smith Adventure

Arundel Productions

producer/director

Robin Anderson

Bob Connolly

Duration

00:54:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collected

21 times

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