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Roger Sandall

Roger Sandall


CONISTON MUSTER [from the AIATSIS Collection] »

The many films that Roger Sandall made for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in the 1960s and early 70s were primarily for archival purposes, and not for wide public release...

CAMELS & THE PITJANTJARA [from the AIATSIS Collection] »

From the 1920s onwards, when motor vehicles displaced camels as a mode of supply in central Australia, camels gradually went feral...

WALBIRI FIRE CEREMONY, A - Ngatjakula [from the AIATSIS Collection] »

Originally filmed as an archival record of a Warlpiri (Walbiri) ceremony in 1967 by Roger Sandall, the film footage was re-worked 10 years later by anthropologist Nicolas Peterson and filmmaker, Kim McKenzie, to make this short version for public viewing...

MAKING A BARK CANOE [from the AIATSIS Collection] »

This film is a fine example of the many films that Roger Sandall made for the Institute of Aboriginal Studies in which he recorded Aboriginal craft techniques and skills – in this case, the process by which two men, Djurkuwidi and Wangamaru, work together to make a bark canoe...