At home with our colonial work: ABC TV's New Look at New Guinea

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Landman, Jane (2010) At home with our colonial work: ABC TV's New Look at New Guinea. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , 24 (3). pp. 357-369. ISSN 1030-4312 (print) 1469-3666 (online)


In 1958–1959 the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit made a series of documentaries on Papua and New Guinea for ABC Television, for the most part compiled from re-purposed material shot for documentaries that the Unit was producing for the Department of Territories at the time. This article examines ‘transcoding’ and domestic address in the New Look at New Guinea documentary series. It focuses on the modes of civic address deployed in early public service television documentary in the context of civic education about Australia's colonial development of peoples in Papua and New Guinea.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/10304311003703124
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Keywords ResPubID20991, Papua and New Guinea documentaries, Australian Commonwealth Film, documentary films, colonialism, indigenous peoples
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