Film - South and Central Australia

Archive Collections / Alfred Edward Gerard / Film - South and Central Australia
CollectionAlfred Edward Gerard
Series IdentifierAA841/4

This is the last of four films reels that form the AE Gerard Collection. In this summary all intertitles are italicised and within quotation marks. All spelling within intertitles have been left as originally spelt. Language and terms which reflect the author's attitude or that of the period in which the item was produced may be considered inappropriate today. This is the longest of the four film reels and contains restricted content. This film mainly focuses on Alice springs though it also showcases Coward Springs. The film ends by focusing on Australian Aboriginal Culture.

The original 16mm has two main labels. The first states " col. + B/w - Pretty rough cond. " implying that the video is a mixture of black and white. The second label gives an inventory as follow: "Train, Maree, Coward Springs, camels, joeys, Flinders Ranges, Alice springs, Mr.A.E.Gerard on Anzac Hill, Stuart peas. Alice springs post office, Native huts, the original springs, trucking cattle, flying doctor? ,( label damaged at this point and three entries cannot be read), Aborigine chewing tobacco, Aborigine making string from hair, Aborigine making fishing nets, Aborigine making a fish trap, Aboriginal dancing, Aborigine making bangles, Corroboree, witch doctor making rain, making flour from Nardoo, woman dressed in Finery and House of Aboriginal". A handwritten comment on the label places the film to be " abt.1945".

The summary is in minutes and seconds. Formats held: SP Betacam, Digital Betacam, DVDs.

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