In the name of the crow

Australia, 1988

Film
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Most tourists who visit Rottnest Island are unaware of its history. Established as a prison for Aboriginal men around 1840, it was intended as a place for “rehabilitation”. However, accounts of floggings, chainings and hangings flourished on the mainland despite official enquiries and commissions suggesting everything was in order. In this documentary, Robert Bropho takes us to the island and traces the hardship and the suffering of his ancestors that has been omitted from white man’s history.

Credits

production company

Excalibur Nominees

co-producer

Heather Williams

Marion Benjamin

Peter Kordyl

co-director

Robert Bropho

Marion Benjamin

Mark Bin Bakar

Peter Kordyl

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302985

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Western Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rottnest Island (W.A.)

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Aboriginal Australian prisoners

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

Places → Rottnest Island (W.A.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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