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Vanish

Synopsis

Vanish explores the history of the Gamilaroi (or Kamilaroi) people of the Macintyre River being rounded up into the Euraba Reserve on the northern border of NSW in 1912.

In 1927, the Murri people were taken further east to old Toomelah Reserve. Sen interviews three generations of women to get an overview of the reserve experience, bringing us into the 1980s when the Murri people moved into Boggabilla. He probes his subjects with both political and personal questions, drawing out a field of experience.

Aunty Flo recalls at the age of seven being moved onto the reserve, and witnessing a child being taken away in 1930.

Details

Cast
Florence Waters
Ruby Waters
Valerie Binger
Craig Haines
The people of Toomelah and Boggabilla
Release dates
1998 - Australia
Rating
G - general

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Korff, J 2018, Vanish, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/vanish>, retrieved 26 November 2020

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