In the closets of many suburban homes lurk some of the strangest representations of Aboriginal people and culture - chubby piccaninnies, reclining dusky nudes, bearded warriors - on everything from tea towels to ashtrays. This mass-produced Aboriginalia we now call kitsch. Producer Lorena Allam was content to let these souvenirs of white Australia gather dust in op shops ... until she found a hoard of them in her grandmother's house. Greetings from White Australia was produced by Lorena Allam of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and airs as part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
|Greetings from White Australia
Browse authentic Aboriginal art and explore Aboriginal craft and culture.
Learn about the positive and negative consequences of collecting objects representing various cultures.
Aboriginal Art Online
Search online galleries to discover regional art and culture.
by: Howard Morphy 1998
An analysis of the cultural meaning behind Aboriginal art.
White Politics and Black Australians
by: Scott Bennett 1998
A look at the political climate between Aboriginal and white Australia.