In 1964 Yuwali was 17 when her first contact with 'whitefellas' was filmed. Now at 62 she tells the story behind this extraordinary footage. Her group of twenty were the last remnant Aboriginal mob still living traditionally, without any contact or knowledge of modern Australia, in the remote Great Sandy Desert.
Essie Coffey's first film, My Survival as an Aboriginal is now a classic. It introduced us to the life of her family and her community in far northwest New South Wales. Essie's second film returns to her home in Dodge City fifteen years later. There Essie and the A-Team are nominating for the local Shire elections. Intercutting between 1993 and the same people and places of the past as documented in My Survival as an Aboriginal, Essie shows us that some things have changed, but some have stayed the same.
My Survival as an Aboriginal delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Muruwarri woman, takes us into the Aboriginal struggle for survival.
Tim Goodwin, Megan Davis and Joel Pringle discuss what the future holds for us as a nation.
Since a historic 2004 agreement, Kakadu's Board of Management has developed a shared vision for tourism management. Now the Bininj and Mungguy cultures and customary laws underpin all tourism decisions.
On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the newly created National Healing Foundation.
News from the visitors attending the muster, tells of recent political turmoil in Sydney with the overthrow of Governor Bligh by the NSW military. The political fallout impacts on the settlement when the Red Coats arrive to claim the Hohnke's convict, Steve Keogh
In this episode the families eagerly await the Annual General Muster which brings with it, a visit from the local magistrate. The mothers of the English, Irish and Aussie families busily begin sewing new clothes for the event, but the pressure of getting everything ready starts to have an effect on Tracey Hohnke.
Looks at the ways in which western science intersects with Aboriginal cosmology, leading us to a deeper understanding of the night sky.
In tonight's episode, extreme temperature changes descend on the Colony. The settlement falls into even harder times when food shortages mean weekly rations will have to be halved.
From humble beginnings operating out of a terrace house in Redfern twenty years ago, the Aboriginal voice on Sydney radio has struggled to seal its place on the city's airwaves. For Koori Radio, its rollercoaster ride in the battle for a fulltime on-air licence ended in success back in 2002.
In tonight's episode, there is great excitement with the commencement of river trading, bringing with it the opportunity to buy goods. When Rindy Newman, the first female convict arrives on the scene, the blokes don't know how to handle her.
50 years ago secret atomic tests were carried out at a place called Maralinga in South Australia. The traditional Aboriginal communities were to be moved but somehow they were covered in radioactive fallout.
In tonight's episode, we follow the Colonists after their first night on the land and follow their journey of survival through the ensuing ten days. The pressures and challenges of being in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape start to show.
What happens when a group of people are sent back two hundred years to re-live the harsh reality of their ancestors' days in the new colonies of Australia?
In the final episode of series two, Drew's journey "home" is complete as he walks the land of his ancestors with Mick and the elders. Sam and Louise's wedding doesn't go off without a hitch, but Peter finally has a win at Jalwarra.
Now back in the chair, Magistrate Peter Lockhart's standing is under threat when he is discovered helping disgraced elder Harry Pope, and a confrontation with Mick results in a surprising invitation for Drew.
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