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Can ten of 16mm film by Oskar Speck

Date: 1930s
Medium: Cellulose acetate reel of 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[010]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Description
    Shots of a village, beaches, spear fishing and communal eating as well as of women with children, Papua New Guinea.

    00:01 Dirt road, with bamboo fencing, lined with palm trees and a hut to the right.
    00:17 Small bay with large canoe in the foreground. It has a roof structure.
    00:35 Willow-type tree.
    00:59 Close up shots of tree flowers.
    01:10 Four or five children eating from a large communal bowl.
    01:50 Two men working on a small pier with two canoes in the water.
    02:12 Beach.
    02:25 Beach (different shot).
    02:30 Speared fish with a long thin body.
    02:50 Man wading into water and spear fishing.
    04:10 Communal eating of a dish. Food appears to have a fudge like texture and is twisted on to sticks to be eaten. Shots of people the food.
    05:15 Various shots of spear fishing.
    05:22 Beach.
    05:40 People standing on rocks at the beach.
    06:06 Waves rolling in.
    06:26 Two women wearing shell necklaces.
    06:59 Two women talking under a tree, with a baby.
    07:33 Woman standing in front of a thatched bamboo hut, on stilts.
    07:41 Hut with makeshift ladder leading up to it.
    07:53 Woman holding a baby.
    08:02 End of film.

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    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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