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Title Dances at Aurukun, 1962 / directed by Ian Dunlop
Published Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1964
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary This film is a record of traditional Aboriginal dancing at Aurukun Mission on Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland. Filmed in 1962 for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, it showcases and preserves Wik ritual dances and ceremonies at a time when customary Aboriginal life was changing and adapting to Western culture
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Wik-Mungkan (Australian people)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Dance
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Dunlop, Ian, 1927- director