Nov
6

Memories of War – The Last Goodbye

 

Film: The Last Goodbye

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Commissioned by: Australian and Victorian Governments

Produced: 2015

Length: 18 minutes

The film features Federation University Australia actors reading authentic letters. Pictured here is Alisha Eddy. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

The film features Federation University Australia actors reading authentic letters. Pictured here is Alisha Eddy. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Film research included archival photographs from the era. Here is a photograph of Egypt circa 1915 from State Library of Victoria.

Film research included archival photographs from the era. Here is a photograph of Egypt circa 1915 from State Library of Victoria.

Students of Federation University Australia were interviewed about their perceptions of WW1 in Ballarat. Here actor Nick Murphy is interviewed. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Students of Federation University Australia were interviewed about their perceptions of WW1 in Ballarat. Here actor Nick Murphy is interviewed. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

As part of the project students from Federation University Australia visited the Gold Museum WW1 collection and wrote about their perceptions in the 'Memories of War' blog. Here a group of writing students visit the museum.

As part of the project students from Federation University Australia visited the Gold Museum WW1 collection and wrote about their perceptions in the ‘Memories of War’ blog. Here a group of writing students visit the museum. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

The project aimed to capture the attitudes of young people towards the events of WW1 in Ballarat. Here education student Maryanne Deller talks about her experience working on the Daylesford Primary School Honour Board project. Photo by Lucinda Horrocks.

The project aimed to capture the attitudes of young people towards the events of WW1 in Ballarat. Here education student Maryanne Deller talks about her experience working on the Daylesford Primary School Honour Board project. Photo by Lucinda Horrocks.

Poster for Remembrance Week Screenings at M.A.D.E Ballarat, 2015

Poster for Remembrance Week Screenings at M.A.D.E Ballarat, 2015.

The Story

In 1914 Australia went to war. Thousands of young recruits passed through Ballarat on their way to the front, to prepare for battle and to say a last goodbye.

This documentary explores the meaning of remembrance and looks at the way the Great War changed us, through the eyes of the young people of Ballarat today.

The Memories of War Project

‘The Last Goodbye’ was part of the ‘Memories of War’ film and research project collaboration between the RSL Ballarat, Federation University Australia, the Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions.

The project connected with writing, history, drama and education students from Federation University Australia who explored what World War One was like for the people of Ballarat.

As part of the project community members were invited to produce content for the Gold Museum on the topic of ‘Memories of War’. Publication of content began in September 2015 and continues to be published. Contributions were diverse and included reflective essays, biographies, poems and performances.

Documentary Approach

From the stories, contributors, content and people unearthed in the project a film ‘The Last Goodbye’ was produced.

The film draws on the performances, reflections, findings and stories of researchers, curators, historians, writers, performers, artists and students of Ballarat.

The core principle of the film was that the narrative would be guided by the perspectives of the central contributors, and is an assemblage of the learning and the journey of local people who have worked on understanding WW1.

The film provides a view point on the way Ballarat has remembered the impacts and legacy of the Great War in this commemorative year.

It is a compilation of seated interviews with four young people who have researched, in various ways, the impact of WW1, interspersed with performed readings and reminiscences chosen by the performers themselves from texts provided by Ballarat-based historians. These live voices are complemented by a selection of historical photographs from local and international archival collections and with music of the WW1 era performed by the Graduating Actors of the Arts Academy.

Screenings

Are you interested in showing this film to your community? Contact Wind & Sky Productions to find out how you can.

Online

Freely available.

To watch click ‘play’ above or watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/gNFQLorLpwM

Launch Event 2015

Screening and Remembrance Event at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Sunday 8th November 2015 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Extra Screening at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Sunday 8th November 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Complementary Drink at the George Hotel: Sunday 8th November 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, the George Hotel, 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Victoria 3350.

Remembrance Week Screenings 2015

Screened 12:30pm Daily from November 9-November 14 at M.A.D.E Ballarat: Monday 9th November – Saturday 14 November 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E Ballarat), 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350.

Partners

The Memories of War Film and Research Project was a collaboration between the Ballarat RSL, Federation University Australia, the Ballarat Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions. It was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.

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Film Credits

Written and produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed by:
Jary Nemo
Featuring:
Robert Lewis Snjezana Cosic Maryanne Deller Nick Murphy
Players:
Alisha Eddy David Gallagher Mark Simmonds
Voices:
Olivia Cirillo Alisha Eddy Jacqui Essing Isabel Mulrooney Nick Murphy Grace Pernar Nick Rijs Mark Simmonds Laura Telford
Images and artwork courtesy of:
Ballarat RSL, Dreamstime.com, Federation University Australia, Harvey Photography, Imperial War Museums, Library of Congress, Museum Victoria, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, Sovereign Hill: Gold Museum
Oral history research by:
Ailsa Brackley du Bois, The Editorial Suite
Research advisors:
Anne Beggs-Sunter, Snjezana Cosic, Jan Croggon, Zeb Leonard, Robert Lewis, David Waldron
Casting facilitators:
Jenene Burke, Kim Durban, Bryce Ives, Annette Chappell
Camera, lighting, sound, editing, visual effects and post-production by:
Jary Nemo
Research, interviews and music direction by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Music:
‘If You Want the Old Battalion’, traditional. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Solo vocalist: Brendan McCosker. Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by the 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Are We Downhearted No!’, by Worton David and Lawrence Wright © EMI Music Publishing. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Solo vocalist: Casey Binks. Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy’, by C.W Murphy and Worton David. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. ‘Hitchy Koo’ by Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams and L.Wolfe Gilbert. Arranged by Nathan Gilkes and Bryce Ives (Present Tense). Piano: Nathan Gilkes. Performed by 2015 Graduating Acting Company, Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. Additional incidental piano music performed by Lucinda Horrocks. ‘Minaret – Early Morning Prayer’ and ‘Arabs Gathering their Horses at Dawn’ by Digiffects © Digiffects. ‘Trench Warfare’ audio soundscape by Thorn FX © 2008.
With thanks to:
Casey Binks, Lauren Bourke, Zoe Bradshaw, Jenene Burke, Fred Cahir, Angela Campbell, Di Campbell, Annette Chappell, Oliver Cowen, Yvon Davis, Brett Dunlop, Kim Durban, Leah Ferguson-Grieve, Clare Gervasoni, Nathan Gilkes, Luke Grimes, Kayla Hamill, Dominic Hanrahan, Daniel Henderson, Bryce Ives, Maurie Keating, Neil Leckie, Neil Leonard, John MacDonald, Sarah Masters, Brendan McCosker, Sarah Morey, Kristine Morgan, Katy Nethercote, James O’Callaghan, Lynne Redman, Rianh Silvertree, Jane Smith, Kayla Elizabeth Stone, Alexandra Tascas, Amy Tsilemanis, Roger Trudgeon, David Waldron, Sarah Wallis, Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, The Editorial Suite, The George Hotel, Present Tense Ensemble.
Project partners:
Ballarat RSL, The Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Federation University Australia, MADE Ballarat and Wind & Sky Productions
Acknowledgements:
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program. Filming and production took place on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people. We acknowledge their traditional custodianship and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions MMXV

Project Credits

Project Producers:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Creative Director:
Jary Nemo
Executive Group:
Ballarat RSL: Alex Tascas, Maurie Keating, Federation University Australia: John McDonald, Sovereign Hill: Gold Museum: Brett Dunlop, Roger Trudgeon, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka: Jane Smith, Wind & Sky Productions: Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo
Project Team:
Project Management, System Design, Web Development:
Jary Nemo
Project Coordination and Communications :
Lucinda Horrocks
Student Engagement and Recruitment Team:
Student Liaisons – Mt Helen Campus:
David Waldron, Jenene Burke, Annette Chappell and Zeb Leonard
Student Liaisons – Arts Academy:
Kim Durban, Angela Campbell and Bryce Ives
Gold Museum Access and Tours Facilitation:
Snjezana Cosic
Memories of War Blog Team:
Blog Co-Ordinator:
Snjezana Cosic
Editor:
Kayla Elizabeth Stone
Blog Contributors:
Ian Clark, Richard Eldridge, James O’Callaghan, Danni Roberts, Phil Roberts, Rianh Silvertree, David Waldron, And more blog contributions to come…
Film Production Team:
Producers:
Lucinda Horrocks and Jary Nemo
Director:
Jary Nemo
Featuring:
Snjezana Cosic, Maryanne Deller, Nick Murphy and Robert Lewis
Players:
Alisha Eddy, David Gallagher, Mark Simmonds
Voices:
Olivia Cirillo, Jacqui Essing, Grace Pyone Pernar, Isabel Mulrooney, Nick Murphy, Nick Rijs, Laura Telford
Music:
Nathan Gilkes, Bryce Ives and the Arts Academy Graduating Acting Company
Research Team:
Research Manager:
Lucinda Horrocks
Research Advisors :
Jan Croggon, Anne Beggs-Sunter, Robert Lewis, Zeb Leonard, David Waldron, Snjezana Cosic, Roger Trudgeon
Oral History Research by:
Ailsa Brackley du Bois, The Editorial Suite
Event Team:
Creative Director:
Jary Nemo
Lead Vocals:
Casey Binks (Are We Downhearted No!), Alisha Eddy and Kayla Hamill (I’ll Make a Man Out of You)
Bagpipes:
Amber Sinclair
Piano:
Nathan Gilkes
Banjo:
Oliver Cowen
Guitar:
Nick Rijs
Choir:
Casey Binks, David Gallagher, Kayla Hamill, Brendan McCosker, Isabel Mulrooney, Nick Murphy, Katy Nethercote, Grace Pyone Pernar, Mark Simmonds, Laura Telford
Speech by:
Alexandra Tascas, Ballarat RSL
Featured photographs by:
Lachlan Bence, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier, Lucinda Horrocks Jodiee Hutchinson, Jary Nemo, Adam Trafford, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier, Amy Tsilemanis Justin Whitelock, courtesy of the Ballarat Courier
Stage and Musical Direction and Arrangement:
Bryce Ives and Nathan Gilkes, Present Tense Ensemble
Venue Manager:
Sarah Masters
Venue Marketing and Bookings :
Zoe Bradshaw
Lead Tech:
Luke Grimes
Lighting operator:
Liam Drennan
Event Publicity Team:
Marketing Manager:
Lucinda Horrocks
Artwork Production:
Wind & Sky Productions
Event photographer:
Aldona Kmiec
M.A.D.E Ballarat PR & Social Media:
Jane Smith and Zoe Bradshaw
Administrative Support:
Kristine Morgan
Envelope Stuffers:
Peter Millynn, Michelle Dado-Millynn, Kristine Morgan, Maurie Keating, Jary Nemo, Lucinda Horrocks
Thank you to:
the M.A.D.E Ballarat front of house staff
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of:
Kim Durban of the Federation University Arts Academy and Bryce Ives and Nathan Gilkes of Present Tense Ensemble in facilitating and arranging the event performances.
A general thank you to the following Brains Trust and Project Evangelists:
Lauren Bourke, Fred Cahir, Di Campbell, Yvon Davis, Brett Dunlop, Andrew Eales, Leah Ferguson-Grieve, Clare Gervasoni, Dominic Hanrahan, Daniel Henderson, Maurie Keating, Neil Leckie, Neil Leonard, John McDonald, Sarah Masters, Kristine Morgan, Lynne Redman, Jane Smith, Alexandra Tascas, Amy Tsilemanis, Roger Trudgeon, David Waldron, Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, The Ballarat Courier, The Editorial Suite, The George Hotel, Present Tense Ensemble.
Project partners:
Ballarat RSL, The Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Federation University Australia, MADE Ballarat and Wind & Sky Productions
Acknowledgements:
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program. Filming and production took place on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people. We acknowledge their traditional custodianship and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

 

 

Oct
16

Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe

 

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Commissioned by: Culture Victoria

Produced: 2015

Length: 10.27 minutes

Uncle Bryon Powell

Uncle Bryon Powell, Wadawurrung Elder, talks about stories of canoe use by Wadawurrung people. Interviewed on the banks of the Barwon River, Geelong. Still by Jary Nemo

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Associate Professor Fred Cahir on the Big Screen, Fed Square, July 2015. Photograph by Jary Nemo.

Culture Victoria project

The Culture Victoria project included a full image gallery with archival images, extended audio interviews, and a specifically commissioned documentary.

Story Objects

The Culture Victoria story objects included film, audio and images with curatorial text created by Wind & Sky Productions and three specifically commissioned historical essays written by Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks.

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The Story

On the rivers of remote Victoria, 19th century European settlers depended on Aboriginal navigators and canoe builders to transport goods, stock and people.

The Aboriginal bark canoe was a technology in demand in regional Victoria in the 1800s. Explorers and drovers, gold miners and settlers used Aboriginal ferrying services and boat building services to conduct trade and transport. Stories abound of trade, canoeing, and heroic rescues on rivers such as the Murray, Goulburn, Campaspe, Ovens and Loddon, shedding light on the generosity, resourcefulness and ingenuity of the Indigenous inhabitants and of the trading relationships formed between Aboriginal people and European colonists. Indeed it could be argued that the waterways skills of Aboriginal Australians were integral to the early economic viability of Victoria.

Multimedia Project

Wind & Sky Productions produced a short documentary film and multimedia gallery for Culture Victoria, curating the online exhibition and producing the text, video, audio and visual content. The project was launched on the 27 May 2015 to mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week 2015. The documentary film screened at the Big Screen at Federation Square, Melbourne, from the 5-11 July 2015 as part of NAIDOC Week 2015. The project features interviews with the historian Associate Professor Fred Cahir and Traditional Owners Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe and Rick Nelson, and includes artwork, maps and photographs from the regional and metropolitan collections of the State Library of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Public Record Office Victoria, Museum Victoria and the Ballarat Gold Museum. Three short historical essays written by Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks were also specially produced for the project.

Screenings

Online: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe/

5-11 July 2015, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne

21 November 2015, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF)

12-14 March 2016, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival

9-10 April 2016, Lake Bolac Eel Festival

27 May 2016, Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, Reconciliation Week Screenings

28 September 2016, Australian Limnology Conference

28 April 2017, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville

26-28 May 2017, Gnarwirring Ngitj Festival, Sovereign Hill Ballarat

Awards

Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA Awards) 2016, Highly Commended, Indigenous Project or Keeping Place, Level 2.

Finalist, Best Cultural Diversity, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville, 2017.

Finalist, Best Documentary Metro, Setting Sun Short Film Festival, Yarraville, 2017.

In the News

Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks, ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe’, Park Watch Magazine, September 2016 No 266, pp 24-25.

Larissa Romensky, ‘Documentary film explores significance of Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Victoria during colonial times’, ABC Central Victoria, 19 November 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-19/documentary-film-explores-significance-of-aboriginal-transport/6954288

Shane Fowles, ‘Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe documentary details indigenous assistance to settlers’, Geelong Advertiser, 7 July 2015, http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe-documentary-details-indigenous-assistance-to-settlers/story-fnjuhovy-1227430795289

Lucinda Horrocks radio interview, Breakfast with Dominic Brine, 107.9 ABC Ballarat, 6 July 2015.

Melissa Cunningham, ‘Ballarat’s Aboriginal history set to light up big screen’, Ballarat Courier, 2 July 2015, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3185898/unknown-history-explored/

Project Link

http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/seeing-the-land-from-an-aboriginal-canoe/

Film Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Fred Cahir, Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe, Rick Nelson
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival images courtesy of:
The Art Gallery of Ballarat and The State Library of Victoria.
With thanks to:
Uncle Frank Abrahams, Aunty Vicki Abrahams, John Blythman, Lauren Bourke, Maxine Briggs, Leonie Cameron, Charlotte Christie, Ian Clark, Jeremy Clark, Brett Dunlop, Peter Freund, Richard Gillespie, Barbara Huggins, Karmen Jobling, Tracey Manallack, Rosemary McInerney, Julie McLaren, Kimberley Moulton, Gordon Morrison, Grattan Mullett, Uncle Bill Nicholson, Melanie Raberts, Felicity Say, Vic Say, Aunty Loraine Sellings, Jeanette Tasker, Miriam Troon, Roger Trudgeon, John Tully, Uncle Larry Walsh, Simone Werts, John Young, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Dunolly & District History, the Gold Museum Ballarat, Federation University Australia, the Koori Heritage Trust, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Museum Victoria, the Public Record Office Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, and the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council.
Commissioned by:
Culture Victoria
Funded by:
Creative Victoria
Acknowledgement:
This film was created for the Culture Victoria website (www.cv.vic.gov.au) with the support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Film production and development took place on the traditional lands of the Djab Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Jardwadjali, Wadawurrung (Wathaurung), and Woiwurrung peoples. We would like to acknowledge these traditional owners and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
Copyright with:
© Wind & Sky Productions 2015.

Project Credits

Project Acknowledgements:
Development and filming for this project took place on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Djab Wurrung, Jardwadjali, Wadawurrung (Wathaurung) and Woiwurrung speaking peoples. The team was also privileged to consult with and to be granted permission to use images and artwork from Taungurung, Yorta Yorta and Gunai/Kurnai speaking peoples. The project team acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work and we pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. Many people worked on this project and helped make it a reality. We thank them all.
Project Team
Creative Producers:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Film Director:
Jary Nemo
Writing and research:
Fred Cahir and Lucinda Horrocks
Cast:
Fred Cahir, Uncle Bryon Powell, Jamie Lowe, Rick Nelson
Acknowledgments by Institution
Art Gallery of Ballarat:
Peter Freund, Julie McLaren, Gordon Morrison
Australian National Maritime Museum:
David Payne
Ballarat Mechanics Institute:
John Blythman, Rosemary McInerney
Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre:
Uncle Frank Abrahams, Aunty Vicki Abrahams, Jeremy Clark, Jamie Lowe
BrainTrain:
Bill Horrocks, Heather Horrocks
Castlemaine ANTaR:
Rick Nelson, Paulette Nelson, Felicity Say, Vic Say
Cummerugunja Local Aboriginal Land Council:
Rebecca Atkinson
Culture Victoria:
Dimity Mapstone, Eleanor Whitworth, Tanya Wolkenberg
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation:
Barbara Huggins
Dunolly Museum:
John Tully
Federation University Australia:
Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, John McDonald
Footscray Community Arts Centre:
Uncle Larry Walsh
Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Land Corporation:
Grattan Mullett
Koori Heritage Trust:
Nerissa Broben, Charlotte Christie
Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust:
Leonie Cameron, Aunty Lorraine Sellings, Jeanette Tasker
Museum Victoria:
Richard Gillespie, Kimberley Moulton, Melanie Raberts, Miriam Troon
Public Record Office Victoria:
Lauren Bourke, Tracey Manallack
Sovereign Hill Museums Association: Gold Museum, Ballarat:
Brett Dunlop, Roger Trudgeon
State Library of Victoria:
Maxine Briggs
Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation trading as Wadawurrung:
Uncle Bryon Powell, John Young, Simone Werts
Wind & Sky Productions:
Lucinda Horrocks, Jary Nemo
Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Incorporated:
Uncle Colin Hunter, Karmen Jobling, Aunty Alice Kolasa, Uncle Bill Nicholson, Charley Woolmore
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation:
Aunty Janice Muir, Aunty Elsie Bailey, Ruben Baksh
Commissioned by:
Culture Victoria
Funded by:
Creative Victoria
Copyright with:
Content Producers and Collection Holders.

 

 

 

Apr
10

Val D’Angri – M.A.D.E Digital Stories

 

Sewing the Eureka Flag

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Client: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Produced: 2014

Length: 4.32 minutes

Val D'Angri, 2014 Val D'Angri and the Eureka Flag, 1973 Life in a Tent, inset, Eugene Von Guerard, Ballarat r.m. Tent z. Sud West. 28 July n August 1853’

In late 1972 high school sewing teacher Val D’Angri was asked to hand stitch the Eureka Flag onto a custom built backing. She undertook the labour intensive restoration work over a two week period in May 1973 in the Oddie Gallery, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (then known as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery). In this short film Val recalls what she felt on seeing the flag for the first time, her emotions on touching and restoring the flag, and the hours of back breaking work it took to finish the project. Val argues that the way the flag was constructed points to women having made it. She speculates what life must have been like for those rebellious women in the Spring of Eureka, November 1854.

Wind & Sky Productions produced four short digital stories for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. The films are on permanent display in the Museum touchtable exhibition.

Screenings

On permanent display, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Val D’Angri
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Artwork:
‘The Three Gums’ © Hans Heysen/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014
Archival images courtesy of:
Ballarat City Council, Ballarat Historical Society, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Ballarat Courier, The Gold Museum, Ballarat, The National Library of Australia, The State Library of Victoria, Val and Norm D’Angri.
With thanks to:
Anne Beggs-Sunter, Norm D’Angri, Rita Cousens, Ursula Diamond-Keith, Andrew Eales, Edith Fry, Peter Freund, Claire Gervasoni, Merrilyn Harlock, Julie McLaren, Gordon Morrison, Claire Muir, Leslee Sullivan, Val Stevens and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Commissioned by:
Jane Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Funded by:
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Acknowledgement:
We give thanks to the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where the Eureka Stockade took place, and pay respect to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© M.A.D.E. Ballarat 2014. All rights reserved.

 

 

Apr
8

Uncle Bryon Powell – M.A.D.E Digital Stories

 

Uncle Bryon Powell

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Client: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Produced: 2014

Length: 4.07 minutes

Sunrise over Winter's Swamp

Water Reeds, Winter's Swamp

Uncle Bryon Powell

Uncle Bryon Powell is a Wathaurung Elder and Chair of Wathaurung Corporation. His family can trace its descent the traditional owners of the land around the Ballarat region. At Wathaurung Corporation, Uncle Bryon maintains links with Ballarat’s Indigenous past and culture through ceremony, education and consultation. The story of Indigenous people during the time of Eureka has not been told, argues Uncle Bryon. In this film Uncle Bryon introduces the undisturbed location of Winter’s Swamp, near Ballarat, which contains remnants of Indigenous inhabitation going back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. He talks about what life was like for Indigenous people before colonisation and details the resilience and adaptability of Wathaurung people on the goldfields in the face of the challenge to their culture and the transformation of their land.

Wind & Sky Productions produced four short digital stories for the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. The films are on permanent display in the Museum touchtable exhibition.

Screenings

On permanent display, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat.

21 November 2015, Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF)

Credits

Produced by:
Jary Nemo and Lucinda Horrocks
Production Company:
Wind & Sky Productions
Directed and edited by:
Jary Nemo
Written and researched by:
Lucinda Horrocks
Featuring:
Uncle Bryon Powell
Camera and Sound:
Jary Nemo
Interviews:
Lucinda Horrocks
Archival images courtesy of:
The Gold Museum, Ballarat, The State Library of Victoria, The National Gallery of Victoria, The W.L. Crowther Library, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.
With thanks to:
Adrian Burrow, Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, Gary Presland, Claire Muir, Hedley Thomson, the Ballarat Environment Network (BEN), the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), and the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation.
Commissioned by:
Jane Smith, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Funded by:
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Acknowledgement:
We give thanks to the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land where the Eureka Stockade took place, and pay respect to their Elders past and present.
Copyright with:
© M.A.D.E. Ballarat 2014. All rights reserved.