Australian Biography: Rosalie Kunoth - Monks

Title:
Australian Biography: Rosalie Kunoth - Monks
NFSA ID:
306664
Year:
1995
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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From The Film Australia Collection. Made by Film Australia 1995. Directed by Frank Heimans. Until the age of nine, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks lived on remote Utopia Station in the Northern Territory where she learnt the Aboriginal laws of her tribe, the Amatjere people. In 1953 she was discovered by filmmakers Charles and Elsa Chauvel and won the lead role in Jedda, a film that became an Australian classic. Later, Rosalie spent ten fulfilling years as a nun in a Melbourne convent before leaving to set up the first Aboriginal hostel in Victoria. She has continued to be active in social work and politics and as a campaigner for her people.

Production company:
Film Australia