Triumph of the nomads

Australia, 1984

Film
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Ancient Australia is often seen as a land of stagnation and the early Australians were depicted as one of the most primitive peoples on earth. However, this program examines how the long Aboriginal occupation of Australia witnessed spectacular changes. Generations of Aborigines saw the great rising of the seas which isolated Australia; they saw, and probably influenced, sweeping changes in vegetation and wildlife. The Aborigines created a lifestyle which suited their environment. They were skilled herbalists and master trappers and hunters. Their nomadic wanderings followed a logical pattern, reflecting their forethought and knowledge of the land. Narrated by Geoffrey Blainey.

Credits

producer

Douglas Stanley

production company

Nomad Films International

Duration

02:00:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36959

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Australia - History - To 1788

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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