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

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:15:48:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Appears in

Alcheringa (A)

Group of items

Alcheringa (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324926

Language

English

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

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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