Brisbane Dreaming: Once green and clean

Title:
Brisbane Dreaming: Once green and clean
NFSA ID:
275834
Year:
1994
Courtesy:
Mianjin Productions
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Re-enactment of an Aboriginal man moving with spear in hand is intercut with historical photographs of Aboriginal men.

Voice-over narration tells us about the geological impact upon the formation of the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions. The rising of the waters after the last ice age meant that many Indigenous sites disappeared beneath the ocean. This clip introduces us to the Yaggera or Jagera people.

This clip describes Brisbane as being forged by changes in weather patterns, and the eventual changeover of inhabitance. Brisbane Dreaming effectively allows us to glimpse Brisbane as an area with an incredible history, seeing beyond the fa├žade of modern technology and architecture.

Curator:
Romaine Moreton