Title Details

You Can Have Your Say

Jimmy Little explains how indigenous Australians can use their right to vote.
Year : 1979 | Total Duration : 14 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : David Muir |
MS Aboriginal performer Jimmy Little playing ukelele and then addressing camera about voting. Voice over continues over footage of Aboriginal dancers and VS Aboriginal elders sitting cross-legged on sand. WS Parliament House, Sydney. Shots of various State Parliaments. WS Commonwealth Parliament exterior. High angle shot over politicians in Parliament including John Howard, Andrew Peacock.
Access No. 133648 | 1 min 20 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
MS small Aboriginal children fingerpainting in school. MS Aboriginal man having his foot bandaged. High angle pan over solar panels on house. Zoom in to Jimmy Little speaking to camera about voting. WS over large Aboriginal audience listening to speech by Aboriginal candidate. MS candidate. MS two candidates looking at election billboards for Neville Bonner.
Access No. 133660 | 52 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs Aboriginal men looking at election leaflets. CU man holding pamphlet entitle ÔVote for the People's Party'. CU Jimmy Little addressing camera about campaigning issues. WS Parliament House, Canberra. Zoom out from Andrew Peacock sitting in Parliament and VS politicians such as Bob Hawke, Alexander Downer etc.
Access No. 133661 | 1 min 2 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU polling booth sign. MS Aboriginal man entering polling booth with CU to filling out voting form then posting in a box. CU Jimmy Little addressing camera on voting procedures. MS Little holding Commonwealth Electoral Role up to camera with CU to listing of names inside. CU State electoral roles on table. CU graphic map of Australia showing where voting is compulsory.
Access No. 133662 | 1 min 9 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aboriginal family entering post office at Euabalong. CU to electoral claim card and VS filling in forms. CU hand placing envelope into red post box. CU Jimmy Little talking to camera about enrollment procedures. Zoom to map of Australia with Queensland blocked in. Zoom to group of Aborigines descending steps from aircraft and zoom out from group travelling through bush in the back of ute.
Access No. 133663 | 1 min 14 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
ECUs list of names from electoral roll being viewed in microfiche machine. VS rural polling booth on election day showing people arriving, being handed forms and literature on candidates and VS tables set up with boxes. MS Aboriginal man being shown How to Vote material for election candidate. VS people entering building to vote. MS names being crossed off roll by polling officials.
Access No. 133665 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs ballot paper. VS people in booths filling out papers. CUs Aboriginal man numbering squares on ballot papers and CU how to vote paper. MS polling official sealing ballot paper in envelope. CU Jimmy Little addressing camera about the voting process and demonstrating how to fold ballot paper. VS people casting votes into boxes.
Access No. 133668 | 3 mins 13 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS polling officials closing doors of hall and tipping ballot papers onto table from box. CUs counting votes and CU graphic showing distribution of votes between candidates. High pan over parliamentary sitting. CU Jimmy Little addressing camera and playing guitar and singing.
Access No. 133669 | 1 min 49 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |