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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'King's Seal reveals the hidden history of Australia's first Aboriginal Land rights, documents the struggle for recognition of rights that were granted then denied to South Australia's Aboriginal people and exposes the breaches occurring today.'

'In 1836, the King of the British Empire (King William IV) enshrined into law the "Letters Patent", the founding document that established the state of South Australia. The King's "Letters Patent" also included a priviso that granted Aboriginal people the legal right to continue to occupy and enjoy their land for always, enshrined in law by the King's seal.'

'175 years later, this film exposes the King's Letters Patent - the denial of rights, conspiracy, treason, theft, murder and breaches perpetrated against South Australia's Aboriginal people.' (Source: King's Seal official website)

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2015 winner Best Indigenous film - 2015 People of Passion International Film Festival, Melbourne.
2015 recipient Global Film Award of Merit / Special Mention, Category : Native American / Aboriginal Peoples. 2015 IndieFest Global Film Awards, USA
2015 recipient International Award of Merit / Documentary short 2015 International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture, Indonesia.

"Bobby Brown Homelands" (Short from the film King's Seal)

  • Winner Best Film - 2015 Footprints Eco Film Festival, Sydney.
  • Nominated Best Documentary - 2015 South Australian Screen Awards.
  • 38th Festival du film court en plein air de Grenoble, France - Official Selection.
2015 2015 Commfest Global Community Film Festival, Toronto, Official Selection
2015 2015 DocFeed Documentary Festival, Netherlands. Official Selection
2014 2014 TV Broadcast - National Indigenous TV (NITV) Australia
2015 Universe Multicultural Film Festival, California, USA. Official Selection
2015 FIFO Pacific International Documentary Film Festival, Tahiti. Official Selection
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