The Resource Land of the morning star, directed by Mark Worth, (electronic resource)

Land of the morning star, directed by Mark Worth, (electronic resource)

Label
Land of the morning star
Title
Land of the morning star
Statement of responsibility
directed by Mark Worth
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The western half of the island of New Guinea has been known by many names including Netherlands New Guinea, West Papua, Irian Jaya and Papua. It is an extraordinary place where snow-capped mountains drain into massive rivers and 250 languages are spoken. Yet, despite its wild beauty and rich culture, it remains strangely forgotten. Narrated by Rachel Griffiths, Land of the Morning Star reveals the turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power-play of international politics. For centuries, the world has jostled for control of this rugged, isolated region, with its abundant natural resources and strategic position. First outside contact was with the Muslims of Malacca, who came in search of slaves and the prized feathers of birds of paradise. They were followed by European spice traders staking out colonial territory. By the mid 1800s, the Dutch had secured their claim. Then during World War Two, the sleepy outpost was transformed into a massive US military base. By the 1960s, President Sukarno had made the area the 26th province of Indonesia. Today, if transmigration continues, the indigenous Melanesian people are set to become a minority in their own land. Through eyewitness accounts and rare archival film, this fascinating documentary paints a picture that is intimate in detail but epic in scope. It is a sweeping saga of colonial ambitions, cold war sellouts and fervent nationalism, which highlights the role of players such as Australia and the UN at crucial points. By providing a background to this complex story, this timely film helps us understand the reality of life today in the land of the morning star
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Dewey number
995.1
Language note
In English
Series statement
Australasian video online
Target audience
adult
Label
Land of the morning star, directed by Mark Worth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2711895/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32257727
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • ASP2711895
  • (OCoLC)897480945
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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