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This resource has been produced in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia (NMA) as a digital virtual tour based on the Resistance exhibition at the NMA.
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Object images: Spear thrower, hooked boomerang, stone flakes, rifle, headpiece, head band
Photos: Yuendumu women dancing around monument, 75th anniversary of Coniston Massacre 2003; Jack Saxby, friend of Fred Brooks and member of the reprisal party, just before the Coniston Massacre 1928; portrait of Kamalyarrpa Japanangka (Bullfrog) from anthropological data dard, 1931, background image landscape.
Media: video 5 minutes
Text: Theresa Ross quotation
“Murder and reprisal” text panel with Map and label, also incorporating 4 small labels:
“Bullfrog”, “Firepower”, “Fred Brook’s killing”, “Ceremonies old and new”; background label
Object images: turtle, eggs and gilgies in basket, digging stick
Photos: Portrait of Fanny Balbuk, group of people at Noongar rally, Parliament House, Perth, 2006, Perth railway station c.1900, large background image railway station
Texts: Daisy Bates quotation;
“Speaking out, walking on” text panel with map and label, also incorporating 4 small labels: “Changing landscapes”, “Walking her country”, “Noongar rights today”, “Fanny Balbuk’s legacy”; background label
Object images: pistol, stone axe, sugar bag,
Photos: Bilin Bilin in breastplate, residents of Deebing Creek Mission, background image Gold Coast
Media: Video 4 minutes
Texts: Ysolu Best quotation;
“Matters of life and death” text panel with Map and label, also incorporating 4 small labels: “Deadly reality”, “Bilin Bilin and his descendants”, “From his country”, “He felt sorry for her”; background label
Object images: shotgun, cloak, spear, spear thrower, walking stick, headband, shield, Photos: background street sign
Media: Video 2 and a half minutes long
Texts: Ken Colbung quotation, “Betrayal” text panel with Map and label, also incorporating 4 small labels: “Revenge and reward”, “Coming home”, “A lifetime’s work”, “Warriors’ tools: ;label for background,
Painting Big Boss with Whip by Nancy McDinny;
Texts: Text from Coniston Massacre Monument, “Remembering” text panel, label for painting