The Resource Colonists for a Day

Colonists for a Day

Label
Colonists for a Day
Title
Colonists for a Day
Contributor
Subject
Summary
For seventy years (1906-1975), the eastern half of the island, known as Papua New Guinea, was a protectorate of the Australian Government. It was to be Australia's first and only attempt at colonisation. The prime objective of the administration was to impose "pax Australiana" - a western economic structure and the British system of law - on the indigenous people. With no experience at governing overseas territories and no colonial philosophy, the way forward was often marked by a mixture of benevolence, incompetence and inexperience. These years saw culture clashes between the Australians and the Papua New Guineans, the effects of which are still impacting on the nation of Papua New Guinea today. Colonists for a Day is a one hour television documentary on Australia's administration of Papua New Guinea. Remarkably, these years were extensively captured on film, not only by the colonialists themselves but also by Australian filmmakers. Held for many years in the vaults of Film Australia, these unique films recorded white patrol officers - known as KIAPS - as they journeyed on their crusade into the unknown interior to impose western civilisation on this extraordinarily diverse tribal culture. Colonists of a Day uses these films together with eyewitness accounts from the white colonists and Papua New Guineans, to examine the true story of Australia's only attempt at colonisation. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Chris Oliver Producer: Alec Morgan Director: Alec Morgan Writer: Alec Morgan, Denise Haslem, Lisa Noonan, Paul Barry DOP/Cinematographer: Chris Owen, John Whitteron Narrator/Presenter: Paul Barry Featured People: Richard Giddings, James Sinclair, Ian Downs, David Marsh, John Waiko, Keta Kewa, Puri Kewa, Yapi Ropa, Komp Dei, Kapi Goke, Kewa Kouu, Petrus Nongur
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1994
Language note
In English
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
Colonists for a Day
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1115235
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921958534
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1115235
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Colonists for a Day
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1115235
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921958534
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1115235
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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