Indigenous Business - A Cattle Station

Title:
Indigenous Business - A Cattle Station
NFSA ID:
32810
Year:
1973
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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The Yugal Cattle Co was given a grant of $336,000 to go into business running a cattle station. Their dreams of making money from cattle and beef export are big but there are problems. Traditional Indigenous laws are different from white man’s law.

After a protracted land rights battle, the Yugal Cattle Company established the first Indigenous-owned cattle station on a reserve in the Northern Territory. This short film looks at the history of the station and the company, which represents the local Aboriginal community, as well as its aspirations and the challenges it faces.

This clip appears in, The Yugal Cattle Company, produced by the Commonwealth Film Unit for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

A DVD containing this clip can be purchased from the NFSA's online shop.

Production company:
The Commonwealth Film Unit