People of the Western Dessert

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People of the Western Dessert

1967

In 1965 and 1967, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies sponsored film trips by the then Commonwealth Film Unit to the Western Desert region of Australia. The object of these trips was to film the daily life of...

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Directors
Ian Dunlop, John Martin-Jones

In This Series

Seed Cake Making and General Camp Activity
Seed Cake Making and General Camp Activity
Gum Preparation - Stone Flaking - Djagamara Leaves Badjar
Gum Preparation - Stone Flaking - Djagamara Leaves Badjar
A Family Moves Camp and Gathers Food
A Family Moves Camp and Gathers Food
Old Camp Sites at Tika Tika - Mending a Cracked Dish - Quandong Medical
Old Camp Sites at Tika Tika - Mending a Cracked Dish - Quandong Medical
Spear Making - Boys’ Spear Fight
Spear Making - Boys’ Spear Fight
Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation
Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation
Fire Making
Fire Making
Spinning Hair String - Getting Water from a Well - Binding Girl’s Hair
Spinning Hair String - Getting Water from a Well - Binding Girl’s Hair
Cooking Kangaroo
Cooking Kangaroo
At Patantja Clay Pan
At Patantja Clay Pan
Stone and Gum Working
Stone and Gum Working
Making a Wira
Making a Wira
Mamu
Mamu
Headache
Headache
Quandong Cake
Quandong Cake
Kangaroo Cooking at Kunapural
Kangaroo Cooking at Kunapural