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Title Australia today. District commissioner / produced by Maslyn Williams ; director, Shan Benson
Published Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2011
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (27 minutes)
Summary In 1963, Tom Ellis was the District Commissioner of the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. In this film Tom describes how the Territory Administration is helping the people to adjust to a new way of life in the social and economic development of the area. We see patrol officers in the field presiding over trade negotiations, introducing new ways of agriculture and supervising the building and maintenance of roads and aerodromes. We observe children and their teachers in their new school classrooms, mothers and babies at community health clinics-all the necessary prerequisites of a successful, modern society
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 22, 2016)
In English
Subject Ellis, Tom.
Papua New Guinea -- Politics and government -- To 1975.
Papua New Guinea -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Short films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Ellis, Tom, speaker
Williams, Maslyn, 1911-1999, producer
Benson, Shan, director
Australia. Commonwealth Film Unit, production company
Other Titles District commissioner