form y Coniston single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Known as "the last massacre", Coniston saw the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people across traditional lands of Central Australia from August 1928. The motive was to avenge the killing of dingo trapper Fred Brooks at the hands of a Warlpiri man, Bullfrog, who found Brooks taking liberties with his wife. But as the Walpiri people and their neighbours tell the story in Coniston, it's also the tragic tale of Australian contact history: dispossession by pastoralists and the struggle over resources in a drought-afflicted land. Using their acclaimed hybrid docu-drama approach to film-making, directors David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly (Bush Mechanics) allow Indigenous people to speak with authority about their own recent history and the deep shadow it cast over their country. ' (Source: TROVE)

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  • In English and Warlpiri languages

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Distributor: Enhance TV

Broadcaster: ABC-TV Australia

Works about this Work

Remembering a Saltwater Man Called Bennelong Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 6)
The Meaning of a Massacre Catherine Bishop , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 9 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Coniston Francis Jupurrula Kelly 2013 single work film/TV
Coniston : Now a New Film... 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August 2012 vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Coniston Francis Jupurrula Kelly 2013 single work film/TV
'More than 80 years after the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people in Central Australia, the families of those who were there have told their story in a new film, Coniston...'
The Meaning of a Massacre Catherine Bishop , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 9 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Coniston Francis Jupurrula Kelly 2013 single work film/TV
Coniston : Now a New Film... 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August 2012 vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Coniston Francis Jupurrula Kelly 2013 single work film/TV
'More than 80 years after the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people in Central Australia, the families of those who were there have told their story in a new film, Coniston...'
Remembering a Saltwater Man Called Bennelong Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 6)
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