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Our Story: Six Sisters of the Stolen Generation

McMullan, J. (2012) Our Story: Six Sisters of the Stolen Generation. [Documentary] [Creative Output]


Our Story is an artefact of cross-cultural collaborative visual ethnography. It explores methods of Australian indigenous storytelling through the medium of the wadjela (white person). It expands on the work of Iseke and Moore (2011), who collaborate with Canadian indigenous community groups to provide them opportunities through which to control their stories and express their understandings of themselves to a broader audience.

Item Type: Creative Output
DirectorMcMullan, John
Company Credits: SBS, Murdoch University
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
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Other Information: New Norcia 'Orphanage' Stories channel is dedicated to the Aboriginal children who were inmates of the New Norcia Benedictine mission in Western Australia up to the early 1970s. Their testimonies seek to put the record about this mission straight. You will not find these stories represented in their museum and art exhibition, gift shop or publicity pamphlets. Our Story also screened at the Wairoa Indigenous Film Festival in NZ in 2012, as well as several other Perth indigenous community screenings on request - including for NAIDOC week. It has also screened 4 times on SBS so far in 2014.
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