Deathscapes

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Deathscapes

Shortly after they were brought to Warburton, the film maker Ian Dunlop asked members of Tjakamarra’s family, as well as two other families, to return to their traditional lands to be filmed living in customary fashion. An infant Mr Ward and the rest of the family are featured in the resulting documentary, Desert People. Weeks after the filming Tjakamarra died and his widows scattered to other parts of the desert. This image of the Ward family from Dunlop’s film is reproduced with their permission and that of National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

 

 


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