Screencap from http://www.crokerislandexodus.com.au/
form y Croker Island Exodus single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'When the Japanese bombed Darwin in 1942, 95 Aboriginal children from the Stolen Generation, along with their missionary carers, were trapped on Croker Island, 200 kilometres off the Northern Territory coast. Their only route to safety was by boat to Barclay Point, then across Arnhem Land by foot, canoe and truck. They reached their final destination, a Methodist farm just south of Sydney, 44 days and almost 5000 kilometres later. Seventy years on, the now-elderly travellers look back on their epic journey and fractured childhoods.'

Source: Production website http://www.crokerislandexodus.com.au/ (Sighted 22/03/2013)

Notes

  • The production website at http://www.crokerislandexodus.com.au/ provides extensive background to both the story and the making of the film.

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Remembering a Saltwater Man Called Bennelong Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 6)
y Crocker Island Exodus Daniel Browning , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2012 Z1877441 2012 single work radio play Indigenous story

Documentary filmmaker Steve McGregor in his latest film Croker Island Exodus follows the story of 95 Aboriginal children and their missionary carers who embarked on a cross-continent journey - a journey to safety from Japanese warplanes and the bombing of Darwin.(Source: RadioNational Awaye website: www.abc.net.au)

y Crocker Island Exodus Daniel Browning , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2012 Z1877441 2012 single work radio play Indigenous story

Documentary filmmaker Steve McGregor in his latest film Croker Island Exodus follows the story of 95 Aboriginal children and their missionary carers who embarked on a cross-continent journey - a journey to safety from Japanese warplanes and the bombing of Darwin.(Source: RadioNational Awaye website: www.abc.net.au)

Remembering a Saltwater Man Called Bennelong Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 6)
Last amended 19 Jul 2013 14:59:20
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  • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,
  • Croker Island Mission (1940 - 1968), Croker Island, West Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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