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Islanders, The (1-Year Access)

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Above the tip of Cape York, beyond the northernmost point of the Australian continent, are the Torres Strait Islands. The economy here is based on home gardens and pearlshell fishing. The culture, with its basis in music, dancing and ceremony, provides a striking contrast to that of mainland Australia. This film, shot in the late 1960s, shows how strongly old traditions still affect Torres Strait Islander people, even though they also have most of the trappings of modern life.

(1968, 22 mins)  Produced by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit.

© National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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