Walkabout

Australia, 1962

Film
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Episode number 10 of Series “Alcheringa (A)”.
An Aboriginal man and his wife undertake a pilgrimage to the sacred place of the Rainbow Serpent, the controller of rain, water and life on earth. They are shown walking to the coast through an uninhabited land, clambering down cliffs to the ocean. The man carries spears and always walks ahead. Their way of life in tribal times is clearly shown in this brief sequence, as the man carries two spears and walks ahead of his wife.

Credits

director

Frank L. Few

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:15:48:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36712

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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