The Resource Along the Sepik

Along the Sepik

Label
Along the Sepik
Title
Along the Sepik
Contributor
Director
Producer
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Set on the Upper Sepik River in New Guinea, this film records the day-to-day experiences of Kiap Barry Downes as he patrols an area that in 1963 when this film was made had only recently been brought under control from headhunters. As well as being a record of the role of the patrol administration, Along the Sepik offers insights into some tribal communities' cultures through depictions such as their spirit houses and traditional 'sing sing' ceremonies. Downes investigates a murder, and the culprit is caught and tried under the Australian flag by a magistrate in a jungle courthouse on the edge of the Sepik River. We see the rugged conditions under which these officers and their men operated to bring western law and order to this remote area and some of the impact on the local communities. An Australian Commonwealth Film Unit Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dunlop, Ian
  • Williams, Maslyn
  • Kanopy
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Description and travel
  • Papua New Guinea
Technique
live action
Label
Along the Sepik
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 28 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1104747
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)908377267
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1104747
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Along the Sepik
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 28 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1104747
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)908377267
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1104747
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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