We are the landowner, that's why we're here (A)

Australia, 1985

Film
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Ian Dunlop revisits the small Aboriginal township of Yirrkala on the Gove Peninsula. As a solution to the encroachment of NABALCO’s mining interests on to traditional Aboriginal land, the people are setting up homeland centres where they can live a traditional way of life. Their development is co-ordinated and supported by the outstation movement headquarters in Yirrkala. Dunlop visits the established settlement of Baniyala, homeland of the Madarrpa clan and observes the pattern of life here and the establishment of a new centre across the bay.

Credits

producer/director

Ian Dunlop

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38071

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Northern Territory

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Yirrkala (N.T)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology - Australia

Places → Yirrkala (N.T)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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