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The Land of the Lightning Brothers

Author: David RobertsGeorge ChaloupkaFilm Australia (Organization)Australian Heritage Commission.Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs.All authors
Publisher: [Sydney] : Film Australia ; Chicago, IL : [Distributed by] Films Inc., ©1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary on the depiction of the Lightning Brothers in the rock art of the Northern Territory. The film records the songs and ceremonies the Wardaman people associated with the mythology of the Lightning Brothers. The film discusses the importance of the preservation of the rock art and the methods which are being used to combat the weathering and destruction of the rock surface by salts.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Roberts; George Chaloupka; Film Australia (Organization); Australian Heritage Commission.; Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs.; Northern Territory.
OCLC Number: 83287209
Notes: Title on cassette label: Land of the Lightening [sic] Brothers.
"Produced for the Australian Heritage Commission, the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, the Northern Territory Government."
Credits: Cinematographer, Andrew Fraser ; editor, Ray Thomas ; original music score by Gondwanaland ; rock art consultants, George Chaloupka, John Clarke, Josephine Flood.
Performer(s): Bob Maza.
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: producer, Janet Bell ; written and directed by David Roberts.

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A documentary on the depiction of the Lightning Brothers in the rock art of the Northern Territory. The film records the songs and ceremonies the Wardaman people associated with the mythology of the Lightning Brothers. The film discusses the importance of the preservation of the rock art and the methods which are being used to combat the weathering and destruction of the rock surface by salts.

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