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Charles Mountford filming on location
Title : Charles Mountford filming on location Charles Mountford filming on location
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Source : PRG 1218/34/4270
Date of creation : ca. 1940
Format : Photograph
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Description :

Charles Mountford filming on location in the Mann Ranges, South Australia.

As Mountford was so often behind the camera, there are few examples like this showing him at work with the camera. Whilst on scientific expeditions to Central Australia in 1940 and 1942, Mountford filmed material which he edited into his first documentary film Brown Men and Red Sand (Walkabout). Later he published a book of the same title, which ran through many editions and was produced in several languages. It is possible that this photograph was taken by Lauri Sheard, the son of Mountford's friend Harold Sheard, who accompanied him on this trip, taking his own records and photographs.
Related names :

Mountford, Charles P, (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976

Coverage year : 1940
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback,Northern Territory
Further reading :

Lamshed, Max. 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, [Adelaide] : Rigby, 1972

Mountford, Charles, P. Brown men and red sand : journeyings in wild Australia, London ; Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1981, c1948

Walkabout [motion picture] : a journey with the Aboriginals, Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia, 1974

Sheard, Lauri E. An Australian youth among desert Aborigines : journal of an expedition among the Aborigines of central Australia ; with an introduction by Charles P. Mountford, Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964



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