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The convincing ground / producer [and director] Richard Franklin & John Foss.

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Record Number 15884
Location DVD CON
Title The convincing ground / producer [and director] Richard Franklin & John Foss. [DVD]
Published 2007.
Collation 1 videodisc (ca. 53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Message stick : series / Susan Moylan-Coombs ; series 9
General Note DVD.
Contents Note Pt. 1-pt. 2.
Participant Note Message stick presenter, Aden Ridgeway ; narrator, Rhianna Patrick.
Summary Note This two part programme tells the story of certain 'ugly' events, which happened in the history of the founding of Australia. Such events happened, in around the mid-1800s, at the 'Convincing Ground', a site sacred to the decendants of the Kilcarer Gundidj clan. This site on the coast of Portland is one of Victoria's earliest white settlement, as well as the massacre of the Kilcarer Gundidj clan, in a dispute over a beached whale in 1834. The dispute occurred on the beach of Allestree at Portland Bay, but known to the local Indigenous people as the 'Convincing Ground'. Includes comments on the subject from current Aboriginal elders of the Kilcarer Gundidj clan, and members of the local Portland community. Also discussions on the subject by Melbourne academics, based on archival sources, such as journals and diaries of white settlers in the area. Amongst these are the journals of George Augustus Robinson, dating from around 1841. Includes selected archival footage of certain such 'ugly' events, as discussed above.
System Details Note DVD ; PAL ; Region all.
Personal Name Robinson, George Augustus 1791-1866
Topical Term Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Port Phillip Region -- Treatment
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of History.
Geographic Name Victoria -- History -- 1834-1851 -- Sources
Added Name Franklin, Richard, 1948-
Foss, John
Ridgeway, Aden, 1962-
Patrick, Rhianna
Added Corporate Name Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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