Three horsemen: three generations of Aboriginal stockmen (A)

Australia, 1982

Film
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Earlier this century, Aboriginal stockmen were the backbone of the cattle industry throughout much of Australia. Bob Massey Pootchemunka has spent most of his life as a stockman and drover, and now over 75, his ambition is to see an all-Aboriginal cattle station operating at Ti-Tree, where he and his relatives recently returned to live on their traditional clan land. Bob’s dream includes his nephew Eric, an experienced stockman as the station manager, and Eric’s son, Ian, as a future stockman. “Three Horsemen” is about the persistence of ideals from an important phase in Aboriginal history, and the formidable difficulties three people face in fulfilling them.

Credits

production company

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

co-producers/directors

David MacDougall

Judith MacDougall

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303308

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australian stockmen

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Employment

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Aboriginal Australians - Business enterprises

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle stations

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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