skip to content
Colonists for a day Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Colonists for a day

Author: Alec Morgan; Paul Barry
Publisher: Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1994.
Series: Australasian video online
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
For seventy years (1906-1975), the eastern half of the island, known as Papua New Guinea, was a protectorate of the Australian Government. It was to be Australia's first and only attempt at colonisation. The prime objective of the administration was to impose "pax Australiana"--A western economic structure and the British system of law - on the indigenous people. With no experience at governing overseas territories  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Morgan; Paul Barry
OCLC Number: 897480637
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (55 min.).
Series Title: Australasian video online
Responsibility: produced and directed by Alec Morgan ; narrated by Paul Barry.

Abstract:

For seventy years (1906-1975), the eastern half of the island, known as Papua New Guinea, was a protectorate of the Australian Government. It was to be Australia's first and only attempt at colonisation. The prime objective of the administration was to impose "pax Australiana"--A western economic structure and the British system of law - on the indigenous people. With no experience at governing overseas territories and no colonial philosophy, the way forward was often marked by a mixture of benevolence, incompetence and inexperience. These years saw culture clashes between the Australians and the Papua New Guineans, the effects of which are still impacting on the nation of Papua New Guinea today. Colonists for a Day is a one hour television documentary on Australia's administration of Papua New Guinea. Remarkably, these years were extensively captured on film, not only by the colonialists themselves but also by Australian filmmakers. Held for many years in the vaults of Film Australia, these unique films recorded white patrol officers - known as KIAPS - as they journeyed on their crusade into the unknown interior to impose western civilisation on this extraordinarily diverse tribal culture. Colonists of a Day uses these films together with eyewitness accounts from the white colonists and Papua New Guineans, to examine the true story of Australia's only attempt at colonisation.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/897480637> # Colonists for a day
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:VideoObject, schema:Movie ;
    library:oclcnum "897480637" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/aca> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/acton_australian_capital_territory> ; # Acton, Australian Capital Territory
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: cig" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/colonies> ; # Colonies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/papua_new_guinea> ; # Papua New Guinea.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/australia> ; # Australia.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/international_relations> ; # International relations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/papua_new_guinea_australia> ; # Papua New Guinea--Australia.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/australia_papua_new_guinea> ; # Australia--Papua New Guinea.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/colonization> ; # Colonization
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/diplomatic_relations> ; # Diplomatic relations
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Person/barry_paul_1952> ; # Paul Barry
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "For seventy years (1906-1975), the eastern half of the island, known as Papua New Guinea, was a protectorate of the Australian Government. It was to be Australia's first and only attempt at colonisation. The prime objective of the administration was to impose "pax Australiana"--A western economic structure and the British system of law - on the indigenous people. With no experience at governing overseas territories and no colonial philosophy, the way forward was often marked by a mixture of benevolence, incompetence and inexperience. These years saw culture clashes between the Australians and the Papua New Guineans, the effects of which are still impacting on the nation of Papua New Guinea today. Colonists for a Day is a one hour television documentary on Australia's administration of Papua New Guinea. Remarkably, these years were extensively captured on film, not only by the colonialists themselves but also by Australian filmmakers. Held for many years in the vaults of Film Australia, these unique films recorded white patrol officers - known as KIAPS - as they journeyed on their crusade into the unknown interior to impose western civilisation on this extraordinarily diverse tribal culture. Colonists of a Day uses these films together with eyewitness accounts from the white colonists and Papua New Guineans, to examine the true story of Australia's only attempt at colonisation."@en ;
    schema:director <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Person/morgan_alec> ; # Alec Morgan
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/66205093> ;
    schema:genre "Documentary films"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Series/australasian_video_online> ; # Australasian video online
    schema:name "Colonists for a day"@en ;
    schema:producer <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Person/morgan_alec> ; # Alec Morgan
    schema:productID "897480637" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/897480637#PublicationEvent/acton_australian_capital_territory_national_film_and_sound_archive_of_australia_1994> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Agent/national_film_and_sound_archive_of_australia> ; # National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
    schema:url <http://proxying.lib.ncsu.edu/index.php?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ANTH;2712189> ;
    schema:url <http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AUSV;2712189> ;
    schema:url <http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ANTH;2712189> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/897480637> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Agent/national_film_and_sound_archive_of_australia> # National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "National Film and Sound Archive of Australia" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Person/barry_paul_1952> # Paul Barry
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1952" ;
    schema:familyName "Barry" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul" ;
    schema:name "Paul Barry" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Person/morgan_alec> # Alec Morgan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Morgan" ;
    schema:givenName "Alec" ;
    schema:name "Alec Morgan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/acton_australian_capital_territory> # Acton, Australian Capital Territory
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Acton, Australian Capital Territory" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/australia_papua_new_guinea> # Australia--Papua New Guinea.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Australia--Papua New Guinea." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/papua_new_guinea> # Papua New Guinea.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Papua New Guinea." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Place/papua_new_guinea_australia> # Papua New Guinea--Australia.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Papua New Guinea--Australia." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Series/australasian_video_online> # Australasian video online
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/897480637> ; # Colonists for a day
    schema:name "Australasian video online" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/diplomatic_relations> # Diplomatic relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Diplomatic relations"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/66205093#Topic/international_relations> # International relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "International relations"@en ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.