Dr John Milner writes about how First Nations filmmakers and stories have evolved the Western genre in Australian cinema.
The camera focuses on a pot of tea being brewed over the fire. In the background are the sounds of colonial violence.
Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) questions a local farmer about the murder of a young First Nations woman.
On a recent holiday to Australia, a former child actor visited the NFSA to watch the Japanese Western he starred in more than 50 years ago.
Kevin Cooney's (Mike) first experience of horse riding was on set, as part of a scene in which Ken Takakura must prove himself by taming a wild horse.
Shot with a big cowboy nod to the Western genre, this road safety film shows the danger of speeding on an unknown country road at night.
The evil neighbour, Donald Lawton, has decided to blow his secret dam, after Reggie Mannister has spotted it from an aircraft.
After their water bore dries up – sabotaged by the neighbouring villain – Dick, Marion and Reggie take the cattle to the last water left on the Hastings property.
Marion (Margaret Dare) fumes with indignation about being told she’s useless by Dick Drake, her father’s overseer (Victor Jory).