Pearls and savages (1921)

Australia, 1921

Film
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Frank Hurley (1885-1962) was firmly established by 1925 as Australia’s most famous photographer. After World War 1, having filled the position as the first official photographer of the Australian war effort, Hurley became interested in Papua New Guinea. In December 1920, he left Australia to record the work of Anglican missions in Papua and to make “travelogue entertainment”. The result was this documentary, “Pearls and Savages” which was released in Sydney, in December 1921.

Credits

director

Frank Hurley

production company

Stoll Film Co

Language

English

Duration

00:57:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

35749

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnology - Papua New Guinea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Missionaries

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Missionaries

History → Anthropology

History → Missionaries

Places → Papua New Guinea

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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