A frontier conversation

A "Frontier conversation" documents a unique collaboration between indigenous and white historians from Australia and North America. In September 2004, a diverse group travelled through the top end of Australia meeting representatives of the traditional landowners, and engaging in a dialog...

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Main Author: Haywood, Claire
Corporate Authors: Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Australian National University, National Museum of Australia, Ronin Films
Other Authors: Lyon, Bridget, McGrath, Ann
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources (DER) 2006, 2006
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:A "Frontier conversation" documents a unique collaboration between indigenous and white historians from Australia and North America. In September 2004, a diverse group travelled through the top end of Australia meeting representatives of the traditional landowners, and engaging in a dialogue about indigenous history. The themes that emerged raised more questions than answers; from cultural appropriation and copyright, to land rights, the role of language and art, and what history means to indigenous communities in the current climate of cultural reclamation and survival. The film asks some difficult questions, such as how valuable can histories written by outsiders to any community be? What are the responsibilities of the historian, indigenous or not, to the people whose stories he or she attempts to tell
Item Description:Produced by Wonderland Productions for the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Australian National University with support from the National Museum of Australia
Physical Description:1 online resource (19 min.)