Origins of races, Australian aborigines
Scope and Contents
This broadcast traces the origins of the world's races, with special emphasis on the Australian aborigines. The show opens with the John Butler dancers enacting the spread of races by traversing a giant map of the world, wearing Caucasian, black and Mongolian masks. Allen Keast, curator at the Australian Museum in Sydney and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, was a special guest on the show. An excellent film on contemporary Australian aborigines, also known as Australian Bushmen, depicts a kangaroo hunt, music, dance, and funeral rites.
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1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Oct. 17, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; Perry Wolff, director, producer and writer; Robert Northshield and Jac Venza, assistant producers; Shelby Gordon, script editor; Grover Cole, production design; Jerry Bender, supervisor of film; Henry Hubert, set director; Dean Nelson, lighting; William Walstrom, costumes; John Butler Dancers, performers.
- Origins of races, Australian aborigines, 1954
- Iris Lee
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