Dugong! Dugong! (A)

Australia, 1981

Film
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Commencing with the telling of an Aboriginal legend about the dugong, the film then shows the hunting, killing and cooking of the dugong by the Aborigines living on Mornington Island. Hunting is now done by motor boat as opposed to the traditional method using nets, which is re-enacted.

Credits

production company

New South Wales Film Corporation

Australian Museum

producer/director

Howard Hughes

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303277

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Hunting

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishing - Australia

Places → Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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