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Tristram, John Davy

Overview
Works: 56 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 278 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Folklore  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author
Classifications: ND1105.N3, 759.994
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Davy Tristram
First citizen : Albert Namatjira by Nadine Amadio( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the life and art of Albert Namatjira, trying to right the many misconceptions and misunderstandings concerning him. Presents the conditions and prejudices of Namatjira's time. Shows how he became a legend to Aborigines, as well as a symbol for change. While endeavouring to redress some of the unbalanced views about Namatjira, the account is still objective
Samoana by John Davy Tristram( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts events and personages of Samoa's history in its 3000 years of settlement, covering topics such as the 1918 Spanish influenza virus, the Mau movement, and Independence Day. Discusses the culture and ceremonies of the fa'asamoa way of life, including the matai (chiefly) system, tattooing, ava (kava) ceremony, tapa and fine mats. Suitable for use with secondary school classes
Black angels : a widening vision( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the work of the Aboriginal artist Gordon Bennett and follows Bennett's journeys to Europe and to the sites of Aboriginal rock art. Also follows his emotional and creative journey to reach his perceptions of Aboriginal history. Bennett, in his art, is helping make us aware of black history and of the suffering that is caused by limited perceptions
Black angels : a widening vision( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres on the life and work of young Brisbane artist, Gordon Bennett, who is emerging as one of this country's leading indigenous artists. In 1991 his compelling painting, The Nine Ricochets: fall down black fella, jump up white fella, won him the prestigious Moet and Chandon Art Fellowship. The program is about the opening up of perception in the world today as Bennett asks us in his disturbing and exciting paintings to recognise that there is another view of history. Bennett, in his art, is helping make us aware of black history and of the suffering that is caused by limited perceptions. The film follows Bennett's journeys to Europe and to the sites of Aboriginal rock art. It also follows his emotional and creative journey as he comes to terms with his Aboriginality and his perceptions of Aboriginal history
A tale from Tahiti : Gauguin in Tahiti( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Paul Gauguin's first impressions of Tahiti, with narration drawn from his diary
Wedding in Nukuʼalofa( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonga is the last remaining Polynesian Kingdom in the South Pacific, and when the eldest granddaughter of Their Majesties King Taufaʼahau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mataʼaho marries, it is a very important occasion. Wedding in Nukuʼalofa was filmed over ten days of ceremonies and celebrations in June 2003. These special events bring to life a spectacular display of rare and historic fine mats, tapa and the highest forms of Tongan custom and tradition. Suggested audience: senior secondary
Memory tree : the controversial art of David Boyd( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film reveals the secrets of the art of David Boyd, it explains his unique language of symbols and how they came into being ... the film shows many of Boyd's works not prviously exhibited."
Pacifica : tales from the south seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of television programs presents the stories and myths of the people of the Pacific islands from ancient times to the recent past
P.G-H. : a modern odyssey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and art of Australian born American composer, Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Requiem for a poet : Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film to commemorate the centenary of the death of Robert Louis Stevenson. The speaker was the writer and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson and the people he loved were the Samoans. He learned their language and became a wise and caring friend to the Samoans. He asked for nothing from them. They grew to love and respect him and called him 'Tusitala', the Teller of Tales
O Samoa : [the heart of Polynesia]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual introduction to the culture, customs and environment of Samoa. Images are accompanied by sound and music, with no spoken narration. Suggested audience: general
Aggie Grey's Samoa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Aggie Grey's hotel, Samoa, showing some of the history and the events that take place in the daily life of the hotel
Village in the rainforest Ebuenehian, a village in the rainforest of Nigeria( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes family and community life in a village in Nigeria and includes a visit to Benin City, capital of Bendel State
O Samoa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Samoan and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual introduction to the culture, customs and environment of Samoa. Images are accompanied by sound and music, with no spoken narration
Pacifica. tales from the South Seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymn of mature - Panpipes of the Solomon Islands -- A member of the family - Tradition of Canoe building --Voice of the turtle - a timeless ritual -- Island of exile - Courage and medical science dispel a dreaded curse -- A princess's story - Polynesia's last monarchy -- The secret cave - A love story -- The Klevaman - Magic healer of Vanuata -- Rites of courage - Tatooing Samoan style -- The fiery messiah - Myth of a volcano -- The king shall rejoice - Song of celebration -- The moon spirit - Moon goddess -- The fisherman and the eel - Sea world of Kiribati -- A man called Pio - Cardinal Pio -- Metamorphosis - A tale of renewal
Samoana : DVD]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts events and personages of Samoa's history in its 3000 years of settlement, covering topics such as the 1918 Spanish influenza virus, the Mau movement, and Independence Day. Discusses the culture and ceremonies of the fa'asamoa way of life, including the matai (chiefly) system, tattooing, ava (kava) ceremony, tapa and fine mats. Suitable for use with secondary school classes
Pacifica. tales from the South Seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saltwater people - Building islands of rock --The arrival - Gauguin in the Pacific -- Warriors - A timeless tradition in Kiribati -- Feast of the angels - An eerie Tahitian custom -- The heart of man -Land-divers of Pentecost -- The dance of Ambat -Skullbinding in Vanuatu -- Concerto for Vusika - Tongan virtuoso -- The prehistoric immigrant -Crested iguana -- Message from the ancestors - Supernatural tale --Requiem for a poet - Robert Louis Stevenson remembered
Giants of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programme is a celebration of people who are in their nineties and are ablaze with vitality, power and energy. They come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and have transformed the pain of their life experiences into a life-affirming joy and wisdom
Pacifica : tales from the South Seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pacifica - tales from the South Seas brings us the stories and the myths told over the centuries by the people of the Pacific Islands. In the series, which highlights the traditional world of the islanders, these tales include modern myths and cross from an ancient world to the recent past"--Container
Oceania( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four volume series presents the stories and rituals of the indigenous people of the Pacific Ocean and its adjoining seas from ancient times to the recent past. Includes tales from Indonesia, Borneo, Philippines, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, The Marquesas and the Australian Northern Territory
 
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Alternative Names
Tristram, J. D. (John Davy)

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