Going to the dogs (A)

Australia, 1987

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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
Aboriginal Australians have a special bond with their dogs, partly due to their traditional role in assisting in the hunt, and partly because they are part of the Dreamtime and related ceremonies. The Aborigines are therefore extremely reluctant to put down unhealthy dogs, so when it was discovered that a simple injection of a new drug restored their health, and with it, the health of the Aborigines themselves, particularly in relation to skin diseases and stomach upsets, the solution was welcomed by black communities and white authorities alike.

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Credits

producer/director

Arthur Beau Palmer

production company

SBS-TV

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Appears in

Australian mosaic

Group of items

Australian mosaic

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303333

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene

Animals & Wildlife → Dogs - Diseases

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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