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Blacktracker / produced and directed by Michael Riley.

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Record Number 15399
Location DVD BLA
Title Blacktracker / produced and directed by Michael Riley. [DVD]
Published Sydney : ABC Commercial, 2005.
Collation 1 disc (30 min.)
General Note Exempt from classification.
First screened on ABC TV on 4 September 1997.
Michael Riley, the maker of this film, is the grandson of Tracker Riley.
DVD.
Summary Note "From the early 1800's Aboriginal people have been used as guides and trackers by the police force. This century one of the most highly regarded was Sergeant Alexander Riley of Dubbo, NSW. In 1943 Alexander Riley was awarded the highest police award, the King's Medal for distinguished services. During tracker Riley's time with the NSW Police Force 1911 - 1950 he was instrumental in solving over seven murder cases and finding numerous people lost in the bush. A great many people owe their lives to his exceptional tracking skills. This beautifully made and penetrating film is tribute to Tracker Riley, one of the greatest of all Aboriginal trackers as told by his family and descendants. His life encompassed a period of great oppression in the history of Aboriginal people, but, Tracker Riley's legendary skills and deep humanity lifted him above the ignorance of the times." - ABC Library Sales website.
Topical Term Aboriginal Australian police -- New South Wales -- History
Tracking and trailing -- New South Wales -- History
Added Name Riley, Michael, 1960-2004
Added Corporate Name Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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