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Titles tagged with ‘Torres Strait’

12 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

1890s

The Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait music – 1898

Yamaz Sibarud is a traditional song performed by ‘Maino of Yam’, recorded during an anthropological expedition to the Torres Strait in 1898.

Torres Strait Islanders historical – 1898

A national treasure: the oldest film made of Torres Strait Islanders and of Aboriginal people. This film deserves national and international cultural icon status.

Darnley Islanders Pay Tribute historical – 1899

Early footage documenting a visit to the Torres Strait by the Queensland Home Secretary, the Hon. Justin FG Foxton, and his wife.

1920s

Pearls and Savages documentary – 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.

Thursday Island and Merauke, Dutch New Guinea historical – c1925

The cast and crew of Frank Hurley’s feature-length dramas, The Hound of the Deep (1926) and The Jungle Woman (1926), explore the culture and environment of their island locations.

1930s

Lovers and Luggers feature film – 1937

This entertaining film is packed with action, romance and comedy — the cocktail Ken G Hall’s usually offers — but also sophistication.

1950s

King of the Coral Sea feature film – 1954

A pearler in the Torres Strait uncovers an illegal people smuggling operation.

1970s

North to Niugini documentary – 1979

Malcolm Douglas travels in a five-metre boat north along the coast of Australia, through the Torres Strait to New Guinea.

1980s

Land Bilong Islanders documentary – 1989

A significant historic record of proceedings in the Queensland Supreme Court regarding the Murray Islanders’ native title claim over their traditional lands.

2000s

The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 3 television program – 2004

While Maeve O’Mara has crossed the desert to eat at a terrific Greek taverna in Coober Pedy, Joanna Savill is in the Torres Strait to take part in a local feast.

Bit of Black Business – Sharpeye short film – 2007

An 11-year-old boy’s sharp eyes help thwart an invasion exercise by elite Special Forces soldiers in the Torres Strait.

First Australians – Episode 7, We Are No Longer Shadows documentary – 2008

The final episode of First Australians covers the period 1967–93 and Eddie Mabo’s fight for land rights.