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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Journey Among Women
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In the earliest years of Australian settlement, Elizabeth Harrington, the daughter of the colony's judge advocate, helps a group of convict women escape from the brutality and repeated rape that they endure at the hands of their gaolers. They escape into the bush, where a young Aboriginal woman teaches them to adapt, and form a new 'tribe,' living off the land without men. However, the troopers, led by Elizabeth's spurned fiancée, come after them.


[Source: Australian Screen]

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Death or Betrayal? Jane Mills , 2010 extract criticism
— Appears in: Australian Perspectives Essays 2010;
'Historically, this was a moment when women became aware of being mocked, ignored, infantilised, marginalised and yes, hated in male-dominated society. Misogyny had the effect of making many women band together in a 'united we stand' stance against patriarchy and so they papered over their differences. Not to do so was seen as a betrayal, perhaps the worst word in the feminist lexicon.' (Introduction)
White Aborigines : Women, Space, Mimicry and Mobility Anthony Lambert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009; (p. 61-70)

'This chapter explores diaspora's signification flexibility and Aboriginality's appropriation within the Australian cinema. It also examines the movement of women into conceptual and physical spaces of Aboriginals citing the films "Journey Among Women" and "Over the Hill" where female characters mimic Aboriginal women in environments promoting female unity and survival.'

White Aborigines : Women, Space, Mimicry and Mobility Anthony Lambert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diasporas of Australian Cinema 2009; (p. 61-70)

'This chapter explores diaspora's signification flexibility and Aboriginality's appropriation within the Australian cinema. It also examines the movement of women into conceptual and physical spaces of Aboriginals citing the films "Journey Among Women" and "Over the Hill" where female characters mimic Aboriginal women in environments promoting female unity and survival.'

Death or Betrayal? Jane Mills , 2010 extract criticism
— Appears in: Australian Perspectives Essays 2010;
'Historically, this was a moment when women became aware of being mocked, ignored, infantilised, marginalised and yes, hated in male-dominated society. Misogyny had the effect of making many women band together in a 'united we stand' stance against patriarchy and so they papered over their differences. Not to do so was seen as a betrayal, perhaps the worst word in the feminist lexicon.' (Introduction)
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