(Study Guide) Contact

In 1964, Yuwali was seventeen when her first contact with whitefellas was filmed. Now sixty-two, she tells the story behind this extraordinary footage. Contact is constructed around one of the most compelling pieces of footage in Australian history: the moment in 1964 when a group of Martu women and children walk out from their nomadic existence of millennia in the Western Desert into a new universe - modern Australia. Remarkably, participants from both the Aboriginal and European sides are alive to tell their story. The study guide is mainly aimed at middle and upper secondary school levels, with relevance to English, Media Studies, History, SOSE/ HSIE, Indigenous Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Ethics, Politics.

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