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Can three of 16mm film by Oskar Speck

Date: 1930s
Medium: Film
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Audio visual material
Object Name: Film
Object No: ANMS0547[003]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Description
    Beach and shore scenes Papua New Guinea, with close up shots of the local women and the huts on stilts.

    00:01 Carved wooden pole on rocky outcrop.
    00:03 Beach with canoes in shade of palm trees.
    00:22 Beach and palm trees shot from the other direction.
    00:31 Small hut with remains of a camp fire out the front.
    00:38 Beach with canoe on shore and mountains in the background.
    00:44 Rocky shoreline.
    00:50 Shells (?) drying on a bed of grass.
    00:54 Shore, looking out over the water to rock formations off shore.
    01:00 Shallow water.
    01:10 Three men, in loincloths, sitting on the side of a canoe, on the beach. A second smaller canoe with a sail is visible behind them.
    01:19 Close up shot of a woman, who wears a necklace and hairnet.
    01:40 Close up shot of another Islander (underexposed film/hard to see the details).
    01:45 Beach with headland in the background, on the right.
    01:49 Beach, with lens flare.
    01:53 Small hut, on stilts and a thatched roof (which the camera tilts up to capture).
    02:13 Four women sitting on a small deck, beneath the hut.
    02:23 Shot of three huts on stilts.
    02:29 Close up of hut.
    02:32 Several horned skulls placed around a small tree.
    02:36 Looking up at a corner of the hut (the internal construction is visible).
    02:41 Close up of the carved door of the hut.
    02:45 Close up of carved roof timbre of the hut.
    02:48 Close up of girl, aged about 10.
    03:05 Beach.
    03:12 Another beach with a canoe on the sand in the foreground.
    03:15 four men dragging a canoe with a fishing basket, onto shore.
    03:45 A male youth removes catches from the fishing basket.
    03:49 Beach with a kayak in the foreground (Speck’s?). A sail is visible on the water, on the horizon.
    04:06 Columned, white building with landscaped gardens and (small) palms. People are walking around.
    04:17 End of film.


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    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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