We believe in it...We know it's true

Australia, 1986

Film
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This program, narrated by Ian Dunlop, was filmed in 1982 at Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory. Yirrkala was established as a Methodist mission in 1935, but today is an Aboriginal township. This is a film about the importance of cultural continuity in this Aboriginal community. It records funeral ceremonies, traditional dances and songs. It also examines the special educational programs to inform white Territorians about the culture of their Aboriginal neighbours and to educate Aboriginal children in their own language at Yirrkala school.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer/director

Ian Dunlop

Duration

00:46:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325206

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Education

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Yirrkala (N.T)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Yirrkala (N.T)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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