The Resource Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), directed by André Singer, (electronic resource)

Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), directed by André Singer, (electronic resource)

Label
Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929)
Title
Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929)
Statement of responsibility
directed by André Singer
Title variation
Fieldwork
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spencer represents the link between the armchair anthropologist and the modern fieldworking anthropologist. The series begins by following in the footstep of the British scientist. It shows his work with the Australian Aborigines -- who had, up until then, been regarded as a step in the evolutionary ladder between Neolithic men and the 'civilised' Victorian. Spencer went to Australia in 1887 as Professor of Biology at Melbourne University. While there he was invited to join the Horn expedition, an ambitious project to explore Australia's still largely unknown interior. At Alice Springs, Spencer met Frank J. Gillen, the operator of the telegraphic station and an initiated elder of the Aranda tribe. It was Gillen's special place in Aboriginal society that enabled Spencer to document the world of this ancient and complex culture through books, glass-plate photographs, wax cylinder recordings and some of the earliest cine films shot outside Europe. Spencer and Gillen made several expeditions together; the data they collected fueled the theories of anthropologists around the world. Some of their film was used in the programme
Member of
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ethnographic video online
Language note
In English
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1945-
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  • Singer, André
  • Dakowski, Bruce
  • Alexander Street Press
Runtime
53
Series statement
Strangers abroad
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  • Spencer, Baldwin
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropologists
Target audience
general
Label
Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), directed by André Singer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP1879421/ausv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880301
Video recording format
other
Label
Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), directed by André Singer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP1879421/ausv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880301
Video recording format
other

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