Title Details

Aboriginal Education

A look at the development of a bilingual education program in an Aboriginal community.
Series : Northern Territory Contact | Episode : 8 | Year : 1981 | Total Duration : 5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Ian Walker |
Non indigenous woman Beulah Lowe with group of women, speaks with them in their language, holds baby. Beulah seated at desk with box of cards representing words as part of a dictionary. She talks to Aboriginal man about language and how to write it down. Aboriginal children and teacher in class learning to read in their own language. Beulah Lowe seated on ground with old aboriginal man talking in his language, he tells her a traditional story. Woman listening to tape recorder, making notes and typing story on typewriter. Non indigenous man drawing book cover with pen and ink and type setting words. Indigenous man teaching mathematics to children in their language. Traditional skills being taught aboriginal women weaving. Boys dancing traditional dance, men singing. Beulah Lowe bicycles into settlement, sits with old man and shows him the book that has been made from the story he told her. Children in school reading aloud from book in their language.
Access No. 126568 | 5 mins 10 secs | 1970s | Milingimbi, Arnhem Land, NT, Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |