Out of darkness (A)

Australia, 1984

Film
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Robyn Williams narrates this history of the Aborigines in Australia and the archaeological discoveries that have pieced together this history. Until the 1960’s it was thought that the Aborigines had only been here 10,000 years, but discoveries made since then have pushed this timespan as far back as 50,000 years. The predecessors of the modern Aborigines had a sophisticated culture during the ice age, making Aboriginal culture the longest surviving culture in the world.

Credits

production company

Independent Productions (AU)

producer/director

Peter Butt

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325316

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Origin

Aboriginal Australia → Archaeology - Australia

History → Archaeology - Australia

History → Man, Prehistoric

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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