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SUNDAY FEATURE: JEDDA

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Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

19 Conacher Street

Darwin City, NT 0820

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1955 | G | 101 mins | Australia


An Aboriginal woman dies in childbirth on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory. The baby girl is raised by the station owner’s wife, Sarah McMann, after the death of her own child. Jedda (Margaret Dingle) grows up between cultures – forbidden from learning about her own, not fully accepted by the other. Her white mother Sarah (Betty Suttor) wants to 'civilise’ her. Sarah’s husband Doug (George Simpson-Lyttle) believes she will lose her 'pride of race’.

IMAGE: Jedda (video still), 1955

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