Bark Painters: Aborigines Of The Northern Territory

Title:
Bark Painters: Aborigines Of The Northern Territory
Year:
1972
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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The story of Yolngu artist David Malangi and how one of his works was used as the design for the new Australian one dollar note that was introduced with decimal currency in February 1966.

The artwork depicts the 'mortuary feast' of one of the artist's creation ancestors, Gunmirringu, the great ancestral hunter.

The Manharrngu people attribute this story as the origin of their mortuary rites.

From the Film Australia Collection. Made by the Commonwealth Film Unit.

Director:
Bob Kingsbury