First citizen: Albert Namatjira

Australia, 1988

Film
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First Citizen charts the life of aboriginal painter, Albert Namatjira. Born in 1902, Albert Namatjira rose to star status through the acceptance of his art by white Australia in the 1950s. As a result, he was awarded Australian citizenship in 1958. What followed was an often tragic life, caught between white Australian and Aboriginal cultures.

Credits

director

John Tristram

co-producer

I. James Wilson

John Tristram

production company

Juniper Films

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35121

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australian artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

History → History

People → Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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