Heroes Unsung

United Kingdom, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger”.
Part One of a three part series which explores aspects of Australia’s history. In this part, John Pilger traces the history of Australian immigration, from a personal perspective, from the horrors of the First Fleet through to the “White Australia” policy and the post-war “Populate or Perish” program. He challenges Australia’s treasured stereotypes and self-image and instead shows the great hardships suffered by certain groups, namely convicts, immigrants, women and Aborigines, in the process of building the nation.

Credits

producer/director

Alan Lowery

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

Appears in

The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger

Group of items

The Last dream: a special report by John Pilger

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300186

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics, Australian

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics, Australian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination

History → Australia - History

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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