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Can seven 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[007]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Film shows people around the village of huts on stilts by the river, swimming and boogie boarding in the water, fishing and women working, Papua New Guinea.

    00:01 Large canoe, with perhaps a dozen people, coming into shore.
    00:40 Children boogie boarding in the surf.
    02:09 Mountains on the other side of the bay.
    02:16 Large canoe coming into shore, men wade out to meet it and begin unloading as they pull it into shore. This footage seems to be the same was ANMS0547[001]_2 and ANMS0547[001]_6, but flipped – i.e. mirror image reversed.
    03:35 Large, thatched hut on the edge of the shore. Palm trees surround it.
    03:42 Woman working fibres. Followed by close up of said woman (04:55).
    05:17 Children fishing with bows and arrows.
    06:19 Group of people sitting on a verandah of the huts on stilts.
    06:55 Close up of a man on the verandah, working on a basket/fishing net (Weaving? Sewing?).
    07:22 Shot of two women with nose piercings, wearing feathered arm bands.
    07:41 Women and children walking up the step ladders and into the huts on stilts.
    08:11 Man working on a canoe, hollowing a log out with a long axe.
    08:35 Two adults and a child paddling a small canoe downstream.
    08:54 Woman standing by the edge of the river.
    09:20 Close up shots of several women.
    10:15 Pig eating from a partially hollowed out canoe.
    11:00 Medium sized canoe, coming into shore, with about six people aboard. Headland visible, in the background, on the left. Shot is out of focus. They bring the canoe ashore (11:40).
    11:50 Partial, close up shot of a woven textile.
    12:05 End of film.

    Content is very similar, indeed a repeat of parts of, ANMS0547[001]_2.
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    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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