• Short Summary

    Anthropological film looking at the customs of Aborigine in Central Australia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "The Stone Age Men of Australia - Accompanying the Mackay Aerial Survey Expedition to Central Australia, we conclude our investigations into little-known aboriginal life. (Described by Commander H T Bennett, D.S.O., F.R.G.S., R.N.)",

    Opening shots show the view from a plane as we land in Ilbila (sp?) in Central Australia with the expedition. Various shots of the Aboriginal people living in this rural area. We see them eating, making a fire by rubbing two lumps of wood together. The queen of the pinto (?) tribe makes the evening meal by grinding seeds (?).

    A man throws a quivering spear. Aborigine with tall treelike head dresses made from twigs, human hair and emu feathers. Brief aerial shot of the area. Commander Bennett says these people are living in an area reported to be rich with gold.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1305.16
    Media URN:
    43273
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:22:00 / 01:33:53:00
    Canister:
    PT 156

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