Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘oral history’

12 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Benny and the Dreamers documentary – 1992

Freddy West Tjakamarra, a member of the Pintubi people, thought that tinned food contained human flesh.

Bungalung: A Dreaming of Cannibals documentary – 2007

A dramatised documentary about an ancient ghost story told by two Anmatjere elders to a group of children.

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Fanny Cochrane Smith’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Songs music – 1899

These are the earliest recordings of traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language.

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Jack Luscombe music – 1953

An oral history containing the first recorded collection of Australian folk song.

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Maintaining the Links: Maintenance of Historic Timber Bridges in NSW sponsored film – 2001

This film from the RTA Oral History Program documents the history of timber bridge design and construction in New South Wales.

My Mother’s Country Part 1 documentary – 2001

Oral history is an important feature of Indigenous culture. The stories told by family members give the Coniston massacre of 1928 a human face.

My Mother’s Country Part 2 documentary – 2001

Japanangka’s act of retaliation for the theft of his wife sparked one of the last-known massacres of Aboriginal people in Australian history.

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Snake Dreaming short film – 2002

A short drama written and performed by Indigenous children about the Stolen Generations. It won Best Indigenous Film at the Alice Springs Youth Festival in 2002.

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Tiga short film – 1987

This animated short film is an homage to an extinct Australian species.

Tnorala: Baby Falling documentary – 2007

An ancient central Australian dreaming story about the formation of a large meteorite crater in the Northern Territory.

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Whispering in Our Hearts documentary – 2001

Remembering those who were murdered in the 1918 massacre of Aboriginal people at Mowla Bluff is very much to do with healing.

Willaberta Jack documentary – 2007

Willaberta Jack and Harry Henty on the record, recalling an incident that occurred almost a century ago.