My Father, My Country

Australia, 1987

Film
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In 1938 three Australian patrol officers, Jim Taylor, John Black and Pat Walsh set off on an extraordinary journey into the unexplored highlands of New Guinea. Their major purpose - to make contact with stone age tribes who know nothing of the outside world and explain to them that their lives were about to undergo incredible change. Fifty years later, Jim Taylor’s daughter, Meg, sets out on her own journey of discovery, retracing the footsteps of her father’s epic journey.

Credits

co-producer

Film Australia

Peter Butt

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35418

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Explorers

History → Papua New Guinea - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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