In the name of the crow

Australia, 1988

Film First Nations
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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.

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co-director

Peter Kordyl

Mark Bin Bakar

Marion Benjamin

Robert Bropho

co-producer

Peter Kordyl

Marion Benjamin

Heather Williams

production company

Excalibur Nominees

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

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