The Killing times

Australia, 1985

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In August 1928, in the desert of Central Australia, seven white Australians murdered seventeen people of the Walbiri tribe. This became known as the Coniston Massacre. This video dramatises the massacre and the subsequent Federal Inquiry, as well as the eventual victory of the Walbiri for the right to return and live where they were born. The cast includes Ray Barrett, Max Gillies and Martin Vaughan. Narrated by Bob Plasto.

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Credits

producer/director

Bob Plasto

production company

Imago

Journeyman

Duration

00:51:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304038

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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