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Pearls and Savages (1921)

This 1979 reconstruction of Frank Hurley’s 1921 adventure film Pearls and Savages showcases the peoples and cultures of the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Length: 56 minutes

Alternative title: The Lost Tribe (US title); Headhunters of Unknown Papua (expanded Australian version, 1923); With the Headhunters in Papua

Featured in the Australian Ethnographic Film collection

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 6810