An Aboriginal protest march took place on Australia’s bicentenary 26 January 1988.
This 1994 documentary is about the original Indigenous custodians of the Brisbane area.
This clip shows historical photographs and drawings of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and townships are intercut with contemporary images of Brisbane.
Re-enactment of an Aboriginal man moving with spear in hand is intercut with historical photographs of Aboriginal men.
Benny Tjapaltarri and Mick Ngamurarri tell us the significance of the Dreaming, and how the Dreaming ancestors created the landscape. Summary by Romaine Moreton.
Michael Leahy’s photographs and footage show the highlanders surrounding and looking at a gramophone (with a 1930s recording of ‘Looking on the Bright Side of Life’ playing on the soundtrack).
Young and old Italians comment on the influence that Europeans have had on the development of Australia at the bicentenary on 26 January 1988. Summary by Damien Parer.
A hectic montage of wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon races, cow pat tossing contests, cuts abruptly to a the couple of blokes sitting quietly by their ute, somewhere in the outback having a cup of
In a wide shot, many highlanders are chanting and running through the grass with spears. Joe sits at home looking distraught. The Ganiga return to the village and attend to a wounded man.
At a meeting of the Ganiga tribe, Joe and his ally, tribal elder Popina Mai, speak about the plan for Ganiga to work on the plantation.