FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Images of Man

A study of the various styles of Aboriginal rock art found in Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Year : 1980 | Total Duration : 27 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : David Roberts |
Tilt down from rock face to billabong reflecting rock colours. VS of reflections of bush in water with Aboriginal drawings and images superimposed on reflections
Access No. 132930 | 1 min 30 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory, records and documents the earliest images of man in Australia. Pan across drawings that are hanging out to dry, pegged to line in his studio. CU of George drawing in gallery.
Access No. 132931 | 45 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Titles. WS of landscape of Arnhem Land in Northern Territory. George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory with Kaparigi, an Aboriginal man from Arnhem Land, working together searching for art sites and mapping their locations. LS of George and Kaparigi, standing on rock ledge as Kaparigi, informs the spirit people , the Mimi, that they are coming into their land.
Access No. 132932 | 1 min 8 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of rock formations in Arnhem Land. Pan down to George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory with Kaparigi, Aboriginal man from the area as he informs the spirit people of their arrival. CU of Kaparigi, talking to the spirits. WS of rock formtions.
Access No. 132933 | 46 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various CU on Aboriginal rock art. Pan along an Aboriginal rock art gallery. CU on X Ray paintings of fish in X ray Gallery (Obiri , Ubirr). Detail of rock painting pointed out by George Chaloupka which he believes is explorer Ludwig Leichhardt (Leichhardt Gallery)
Access No. 132934 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over Arnhem Land escarpment, Jim Jim Falls, rockpools, Mount Gilruth . George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory with Kaparigi, Aboriginal man from the area sitting by campfire at night. Kaparigi tells dreamtime stories.
Access No. 132935 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Arnhem Land escarpment, Aboriginal rock art site.VS of rock art. Aboriginal man, Kaparigi searching for art amongst sandstone rock.Kaparigi claims the art is the work of the spirit people, the Mimi.
Access No. 132936 | 1 min 46 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over Arnhem Land showing gorges. Low angle shot of Aboriginal, Kaparigi and George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory walking over the rock ledges. Blue sky and white cloud framed by gap in rock ledge.
Access No. 132937 | 28 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Hand print rock art on sandstone wall and dynamic figure style of rock art, as found in Ubirr, one described as an running male figure carrying multi barbed spear. Detailed descriptionof each piece of art.
Access No. 132938 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aboriginal, Kaparigi, and George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory walking over rock formation in searchof rock art specimens. Rock art examples dated to 22,000 years old. Pan over broken rock formations on escarpment. CU on Aboriginal man's hands as he winds twine around a stome implement, tilt up to CU of his face, Kaparigi. Deaf Adder Creek site.
Access No. 132939 | 1 min 6 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on rock art drawings of animals and snakes intercut with MS of Kaparigi throwing spear. Aboriginal, Kaparigi, and George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory climbing over rocks. More CUs of rock art and descriptions of their meanings.
Access No. 132940 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of flat desert landscape with some small pools of water, graphic map showing areas of northern Australia where Aborigines lived and painted rock art. George Chaloupka, a field anthropologist with the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory to camera with his theory about the displacement of Aboriginal populations over the centuries explaining the diversity of rock art styles. CUs of the rock art paintings in the dynamic style with descriptions.
Access No. 132941 | 2 mins 6 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of billabong. Rock art painting of a barramundi fish. Underwater shots of a barramundi and a catfish. Rock art gallery of many paintings of fish. Pan across red ocre gallery or ceiling of a rock shelf. Rock art painting of a thylacine or Tasmania Tiger. Stencilled rock art of hands. Overpainting and Vine art sequence. Rock art on fragmented sandstone. CU on a mining company marker , a tin plate nailed into rock which has Aboriginal rock art specimens.
Access No. 132942 | 4 mins 25 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of billabong or lagoon with Aboriginal man sitting on haunches on banks holding spear. Golden reflections on water. LS of billabong and sandstone rockface.
Access No. 132943 | 39 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |