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Wirriya: Small Boy, 2004: Ricco

This clip shows 7-year-old Ricco Japaljarri Martin introducing himself at Hidden Valley (also known as Ewyenper-Atwatye), an Indigenous Australian town camp near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Ricco also introduces his extended family and his nine dogs. As children play on playground equipment, Ricco reflects ...

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Horace and Tina - Settling In, 2000: Stretching the sausages

This clip shows Lauren (Jasmine Ellis) being woken up by the puppet 'nelf' called Tina, who wants to help her sort out her life. Lauren resists. As they argue, Lauren is reminded of Horace, another nelf, and races downstairs to find him eating a string of sausages. A tug of war ensues as Lauren attempts to retrieve the ...

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'One sugar' by Bryce Wolfgang Joiner

'One sugar' is a short fiction piece by Australian writer Bryce Wolfgang Joiner about a family suffering from the physical abuse perpetrated by the young narrator's stepfather. The story is told in the first person from the point of view of Tristan, a teenage boy living in a housing commission estate with his mother, stepbrother ...