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Political Development

According to the original description of this 1950s program, "a formerly warlike people co-operate peaceably to develop their society".
Series : Development in Papua and New Guinea | Episode : 1 | Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : Malcolm Otton |
High WS Port Moresby, fishing boats, VS streets. Members of Legislative Council chatting outdoors. Indigenous Papuan sing-sing, Papuan leaders at official meeting at Goroka, native local government council. Aerial track Sepik River district, ornate indigenous buildings, animated meeting of elders around indoor fire. Sepik mother with children preparing meal on fire, VS farming, tool making, yam ceremony. CU decorated giant yam. Aerials over PNG. Plane arriving at Government substation Lumi, unloading supplies, local officials, WS village school. MS Government officer on radio. But Boikin local council meeting, non-indigenous government officer using matchboxes to explain finance. VS road making, bridge building, building with cement bricks. Note - commentary condescending at times. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148608 | 9 mins 33 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Village water pump, building in traditional style, locals paying tax, villagers listening to councillor. Papuan classroom, District nurse with babies in village, locals farming, weighing sacks of peanuts, payment to farmer and transport of crop by road and air. Maprik villagers walking to meeting, electing council officers under supervision. VS locals, locals applauding winning councillors. Australian officers Carey and Littler drinking from coconuts. Celebratory sing-sing. Note - commentary condescending at times. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148651 | 8 mins 23 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |