The Resource Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]

Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]

Label
Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]
Title
Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film is a fine example of the many films that Roger Sandall made for the Institute of Aboriginal Studies in which he recorded Aboriginal craft techniques and skills, in this case, the process by which two men, Djurkuwidi and Wangamaru, work together to make a bark canoe. Near the end of the Wet season, in the coastal swamps of Buckingham Bay in Arnhem Land, thousands of magpie geese fly in to build nests in the reeds. Canoes are used to travel through the swamps to hunt geese and collect eggs. The film meticulously follows the process from the initial choice of the stringy-bark gum tree from which a huge sheet of bark is stripped, through to the completed canoe being poled through the swamps. Sandall's narration explains details of the canoe-making process, and reflects on how techniques have changed from earlier times. But it is no dry work of scientific observation. Yet again, as so often in his films, Sandall reveals his keen eye as a photographer, capturing majestic scenes of Aboriginal men in a vast landscape, and the natural beauty of their land. The film ends with evocative scenes of a tropical storm over the swamp
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1969
Runtime
16
Technique
live action
Label
Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1120720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 16 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1120720
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897774263
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Making a bark canoe [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1120720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 16 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1120720
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897774263
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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