The Killing times (A)

Australia, 1985

Film
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In August 1928, in the desert of Central Australia, seven white Australians murdered seventeen members of the Walbiri tribe. The Coniston Massacre, as it became known, was the last large-scale massacre of Aborigines in Australia. 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. Teacher’s notes accompany the video.

Credits

producer/director

Bob Plasto

production company

Journeyman

Imago

Language

English

Duration

00:51:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38766

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Treatment

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → History

Sound/audio

Sound

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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