A Crying Shame

Western Australian legislation in the 1900s allowed extraordinary intervention into the lives of Aboriginal families. Under the Aborigines Act 1905 (WA), AO Neville was the legal guardian of EVERY Aboriginal child in the state. He had the legal right to remove ANY child away from their mother and father, often placing them into so-called “homes” for Aboriginal kids. These homes became a hotbed of abuse and trauma that has, in many cases, been passed down from generation to generation.


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Presented as Part Of Program 11 – Aurora Australis

Survivors of Wadjemup

For almost 100 years, Wadjemup was a prison for at least 3,670 Aboriginal men and boys. More than 370 men neve...
9 min | Glen Stasiuk | English Subtitles
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Waihere – The Waters that Bind

Stranded in the freezing cold on the volcano Tongariro, Ngātoroirangi, a Māori priest, calls for his two sis...
10 min | Matiu Hamuera | Open Captions
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WASHDAY

New Zealand, 1963. A year after the passing of her mother, eight year old Hine and her father Whai, still grie...
14 min | Kath Akuhata-Brown | English Subtitles
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E Rangi Rā (Things Are Different Now)

E Rangi Rā is set in the early 1800s following Ngāpuhi’s attack on Te Whānau a Hinerupe. Armed with Europ...
12 min | Tioreore Ngatai Melbourne | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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fire in the water, fire in the sky

Tia has always survived – but in turn she has forgotten how to dance. Sisters Tia and Ina are far from home....
13 min | Mīria George | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)

“E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)” follows the journey of a young Samoan man by the name of Tui Meki...
8 min | Selu-Kian Faletoese | In person: Open Captions | Online: Closed Captions
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