The Resource Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]

Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]

Label
Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]
Title
Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gustav Malbangka and his family lived at Hermansburg Mission in central Australia. Like many other people, they wish to leave the social problems of the congested settlement behind them and return to their traditional land at Gilbert Springs. The film depicts their attempt to carve out a more satisfactory life for themselves, drawing strength from being in the homeland again. Gustav reflects on his early life, raised on the Lutheran Mission at Hermannsburg and schooled there. As Hermannsburg grew in size, it attracted people from a diversity of tribal groups, and social problems developed. Encouraged by the out-station movement, many people like Gustav left the Mission to return to their traditional country, leaving Hermannsburg looking like a ghost town. Life at Gilbert Springs is not easy: until bore water is provided, everyone has to live close to the Springs in bush shelters. Gustav, however, has plans to build houses with running water, and to establish a viable station with a church and a school, growing produce and raising cattle. But for the moment, they are dependent on a weekly visit from a travelling store truck and have their financial affairs managed by the truck's operator, Murray Pearce. Although a challenging film to make, with little overt action, it is a poignant portrait of a small group of people trying to create a new life for themselves by returning to traditional ways, and trying to maintain their vision for the future despite dependence on outside services and government grants. As a small case study of the challenges faced by communities in the out-station movement, the film is also a valuable historical record. The film is narrated by Gus Williams, a member of the extended Malbangka family, and a well known Country and Western singer, and father of Warren Williams. Directed by Curtis Levy
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1975
Runtime
29
Technique
live action
Label
Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/96753
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01096752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 29 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1096752
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Malbangka country [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/96753
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01096752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 29 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1096752
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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