The Stolen canoe (A)

Australia, 1986

TV show
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Episode of Series “A Dreamtime story”.
In this imaginative reconstruction of an Aboriginal legend, Ulamina, the selfish Starfish man will not share his canoe which allows him access to the rich fishing grounds of an offshore island. Bangura resolves to teach him a lesson and gains his trust to the point where he can steal his canoe. Ulamina pursues him, but as he cannot swim he is transformed into a starfish. Bangura himself has now broken nature’s law by stealing the canoe, which overturns and drowns him, becoming a rock in the process. Narrated by Belzah Lowah.

Credits

producer

Robin James

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:14:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Appears in

A Dreamtime story

Group of items

A Dreamtime story

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38012

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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