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.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)