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Title Coniston.

Published [Albion, Qld] : Antidote Fillms, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (57 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes "Produced & developed with the assistance of the Indigenous Department of Screen Australia ; produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ; produced with the assistance of Screen Territory"--Container.
Credits Written and directed by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly ; producer, Jeni McMahon.
Performers Narrator: Gregory Jangala Fryer.
Cast: Leslie McLaughin, Elijah Japanangka Jones, Fiona Nungurrayi Kitson, David Field, Jim Willoughby.
Summary "Known as "the last massacre", Coniston saw the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people across traditional lands of Central Australia from August 1928. The motive was to avenge the killing of dingo trapper Fred Brooks at the hands of a Warlpiri man, Bullfrog, who found Brooks taking liberties with his wife. But as the Walpiri people and their neighbours tell the story in Coniston, it's also the tragic tale of Australian contact history: dispossession by pastoralists and the struggle over resources in a drought-afflicted land. Using their acclaimed hybrid docu-drama approach to film-making, directors David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly (Bush Mechanics) allow Indigenous people to speak with authority about their own recent history and the deep shadow it cast over their country"--Container.
Audience Classifed M : Mature themes and violence.
System notes Region 4, PAL.
Language notes Dialogue in Warlpiri with English subtitles.
Other author Batty, David.
Kelly, Francis Jupurrula.
McMahon, Jeni.
Paw Productions.
Rebel Film Productions.
Screen Australia.
Subject Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Coniston Station.
Massacres -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Coniston Station.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Warlpiri (Australian people) -- Land tenure.
Massacres -- Australia -- Coniston Station (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia.
Coniston Station (N.T.) -- History -- 20th century.
Coniston Station (N.T.) -- Race relations.
Documentary films.
Variant Title Title on container: Coniston : one of the greatest injustices of contact history.
ISBN 9780987309471
Publisher Number AF9471 Antidote Films