Talking to the Moon

Australia, 1987

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
A group of Australians are taken back to the quarantine station which was their first experience of their new country when they arrived as migrants. A labyrinth of cold, tiny cubicles enclosed by imposing stone walls the quarantine station was, for over 50 years, the first Australian home for thousands of immigrants. Through interviews with women and men who passed the station we gain an understanding of the hardships undergone by migrants in their initial years in a new land.

Credits

director

Franco Di Chiera

co-producer

Margaret Smith

Franco Di Chiera

production company

SBS-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37608

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Emigration and immigration - Psychological aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Emigration and immigration - Psychological aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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