Waiting for Bill

Australia, 1989

Film

Rose Thaiday was among the thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who were forcibly removed from their homelands and families and relocated to government missions that disregarded the cultural differences that existed between these groups of indigenous peoples. This documentary reveals the hardship she endured on the mission in Woorabinda, Central Queensland, 35 years ago and her subsequent search for a lost heritage. She also discusses the difficult periods of her marriage to Bill and the support she provides to Aboriginal students in her community who are studying away from their home and family.

Credits

director

Irene Feuz

producer

David Swann

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37746

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Removal

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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