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The Screen Guide

Papua New Guinea was Australia’s only attempt at colonisation, lasting from 1906 to 1975. It was marked by the colonists’ incompetence and inexperience and the inevitable cultural clashes between the tribal clans and their administrators. This documentary combines eyewitness accounts from both colonists and Papua New Guineans with archival footage that was filmed by the colonists as they ventured into the unknown tribal lands of the interior.

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Crew

Director
Alec Morgan
Writers
Alec Morgan
Producer
Robin Anderson
Executive Producers
Chris Oliver
Dir. of Photography
Chris Owen  John Witteron

Cast

Paul Barry (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
1993
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

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