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Colourful Dancers of New Guinea in Massed Display

Indigenous tribes of New Guinea join together for display of dancing.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 7 | Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 6 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
CU's indigenous people with painted faces, one with feathers through mouth, one with nose piercing, another with mouth plate. VS men dancing in traditional dress. Young men in line dancing with clasped hands, no paint or head dresses. Small children dancing in line holding hands.
Access No. 43977 | 44 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
HAS down to heavy vegetation with sea in background, two people walking in foreground. HAS mission village, LS modern mission church with men walking in FG carrying objects under arms, more traditional church with group in uniform walking up to it. Male dancers wearing white skirts and some leaves for decoration practicing Samoan stick dance, one seated drumming, CU young man dancing to camera.
Access No. 130787 | 52 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Group of indigenous Mikeo? tribesmen painting their faces with yellow paint, good CU's. Two bare breasted women combing their hair, another two adjusting necklaces Indigenous men in colourful clothes climb on back of truck, travel to large gathering playing drums and singing.
Access No. 130788 | 1 min 5 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
HAS pan across large gathering of people including tribes people. Dancing. Men with large feathered headdress. Mount Hagen tribal men with facial disc ornaments. VS men from highland tribes dancing.
Access No. 130789 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |