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Adaptation of First Footprints : The Epic Story of the First Australians Scott Cane , 2013 single work criticism
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 First Footprints
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'First Footprints tells the story of the original pioneers for all humankind, a history that began in Australia tens of thousands of years before modern humans reached America or Europe. The series draws on the collective memory of Indigenous Australians, the latest archaeological discoveries and the rich record of over 30 million prehistoric painted and etched rocks. Along with evocative recreations, elegant CGI, grand landscape and a wealth of rare archival footage the series will expand our ideas. Sweeping from 60,000 years ago to 1788, each episode begins and ends with a cataclysmic event that transforms life in Australia.' (Source: TROVE)


  • This work includes:

    Disc 1

    Episode 1 - Super Nomads : Discovery and Dispersal 50,000-30,000 years ago.

    Episode 2 - The Great Drought : The Last Ice Age 30,000 - 15,000 years ago.

    Disc 2

    Episode 3 - The Great Flood : Global Warming Floods the Continent 18,000-5,000 years ago.

    Episode 4 - The Biggest Estate : Sustainably Transforming an Entire Continent 9,00 years ago - 1788.

Production Details

  • Production Company: Contact Films Pty Ltd.

    Presenter: Ernie Dingo

  • First premiered on Sunday 14 July 2013 on the ABC.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Screen Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 240 minsp.
      • Video release on 14 October 2013.


2013 winner Australian Teachers of Media Awards Excellence in education and industry
2013 winner Walkley Award Excellence in documentaries
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