Munda Nyuringu: he's taken the land. He believes it is his. He won't give it back.

Australia, 1984

Film
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Aboriginal fringe dwellers of the goldfields of Western Australia tell their own story of what happened to their people when they were invaded by tens of thousands of miners in the great Kalgoorlie rush in the 1890s. The film then shows the living conditions of the survivors living in horrific poverty next to flourishing mining developments. The people speak of the destruction of their land, their failure to be compensated and of the kind of assistance they require for the sake of their children. The film concludes with the people telling the story of Maralinga and of those who died there - victims of the British atomic bomb tests. Includes cartoons by Bruce Petty. Cinematography by Marthat Ansara.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Jan Roberts

Robert Bropho

production company

Impact Investigative Media Productions

Aboriginal Fringedwellers

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33990

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Removal

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Gold mines and mining

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mining districts - Western Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kalgoorlie (W.A.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mining towns

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

History → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

History → Western Australia - History

Places → Kalgoorlie (W.A.)

Places → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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