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Directed by: Frank Hurley


Ethnographic film which records the lifestyle, customs, ceremonies and reactions to the first white explorers of the Indigenous people of Papua and the Torres Strait Islands. Scenes include men, women and children working and playing in villages; ceremonial dances; craftwork; fishing and hunting. Sea planes, canoes, out-riggers and ships, including the `Eureka', are shown as well as some of the flora and fauna of the region. (NFSA,

Year: 1921
Category: Documentaries
Country of origin: Australia