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Origins of races, Australian aborigines

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 81

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.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

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.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Oct. 17, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138736

General

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.

Title
Origins of races, Australian aborigines, 1954
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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