Last week, I mentioned the work of June Councillor from Western Australia. June is a Mulba women from the Pilbara region of Australia.

If you’re interested in learning more about Aboriginal issues in Western Australia, you might want to check out these DVDs. (Maybe consider checking your local library?)

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Starring Kenneth Branagh and Tianna Sansbury and based on the book by Doris Pilkington Garimara, this film tells the story of three Aboriginal girls in the 1930s who were part of Australia’s “Stolen Generation.”

Exile and the Kingdom (1993)

A documentary made with the Yindjibarndi, Ngarluma, Banyjima and Gurrama people of Roebourne, Western Australia. It tells the story of the tribal Aboriginal peoples of the Fortescue River Region and the forces which took them away from their tribal lands.

How the West Was Lost (1987)

On 1 May 1946, 800 Aboriginal station workers walked off sheep stations in the north-west of Western Australia, marking the beginning of a carefully organised strike that was to last for at least three years, but never officially ended. This documentary is based on Don McLeod’s book How the West Was Lost: The Native Question in the Development of Western Australia.