The Secret country: the first Australians fight back

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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According to John Pilger, “Australia is a secret country with a secret history.” This documentary looks at that history, the history of the Australian Aborigines from the time of white settlement to the present, and reveals the extent of the cruelty and injustice inflicted upon them. The central issue throughout the film is the differing perspective’s on the land and its uses, providing historical background to the present land rights movement and other areas of Aboriginal activism.

Credits

production company

Central Independent Television (UK)

producer/director

Alan Lowery

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016966

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Politics and government

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

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Australia - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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