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Title First Australians: Unhealthy Government Experiment - Western Australia (1897-1937) - Ep 5 Of 7 / Director: Cole, Beck
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2015
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Summary First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. Episode 5 An Unhealthy Government Experiment Western Australia (1897 - 1937)Directed by Beck ColeMany first Australians are being born into hybrid lives, strictly controlled by white society. It is hard for them to find their feet in the new world or the old, but their spirits endure.Jandamurra is born on a cattle station in the Kimberley in the 1870s. His hybrid life takes a bloody turn when he trades in his status as a police tracker for his own people. Gladys Gilligan is one of more than 50,000 half-caste children plucked from her family and sent to a mission. The Chief Protector of Aborigines, AO Neville, institutionalises her first son, orders her to be arrested, and denies her the right to marry three times, but she remains resolutely independent. (Commissioned by SBS, in English) (Documentary Series)
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-04-27 at 03:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Children -- Crimes against.
Prisoners -- Attitudes.
Race relations -- Historiography.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Australian states -- Politics and government.
Sandamara, -1897.
Western Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Cole, Beck, director
Andrews, Dillon, contributor
Briscoe, Gordon, contributor
Dinah, Sam, contributor
Garimara, Doris Pilkington, contributor
Gordan, Sue, contributor
Haebich, Anna, contributor
Kinnane, Steve, contributor
Langton, Marcia, contributor
Nannup, Noel, contributor
Pedersen, Howard, contributor
Prosser, Phillip, contributor
Rudd, Kevin, contributor
Warber, Gerry, contributor