On Sacred Ground

Australia, 1980

Film
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Discusses the controversial question of Aboriginal land rights. Deals with the arguments to preserve sacred sites versus the Australian government’s agreements with mining companies. Concentrates on the situation at the Noonkanbah Station in Western Australia. Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

producer

Robin Hughes

production company

Film Australia

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Duration

00:56:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303315

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mining corporations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Noonkanbah (W.A.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Politics and government

History → History

Places → Noonkanbah (W.A.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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