One Man's Road

Title:
One Man's Road
NFSA ID:
34954
Year:
1967
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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A documentary showing the life story of an Aboriginal man, Mr Clive Williams, and his family. Scenes and stills captured around the time of Mr Williams' childhood and youth in rural eastern Australia during the 1930s and 1940s. The film shows the movement of Mr Williams and his family from an Aboriginal settlement to a cottage on the outskirts of a country town, and from there to Rose Hill in Sydney. In Sydney Mr Williams works for 15 months as secretary to the Tranby Cooperative for Aborigines Ltd, then for the Department of Main Roads. He expresses satisfaction in achieving what he considers to be a better quality of life for his family and greater opportunities for his children.

From the Film Australia Collection.

Director:
Bob Kingsbury
Producer:
John Martin-Jones
Production Company:
Australian Commonwealth Film Unit