Up for grabs

Australia, 1983

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “Changing Australia”.
The 1980’s were a time of great change in the Aboriginal struggle for land rights. This film documents the passing of legislation in the N.S.W. Parliament which took control from the Aboriginal Lands Commission and passed it to local Aboriginal Land Councils. The Act was opposed by many Aboriginal activists, including Paul Coe and The Munros, father and son, but supported by others, such as Pat O’Shane. Focusing on the town of Moree where the Munros live, the program depicts the history of the Aborigines’ dispossession and their struggle to regain their lands or be compensated for their loss.

Credits

producer/director

Curtis Levy

production company

Channel 0-28

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37622

Subject category

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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