(The Children’s Spirits Live and Remain)
A short film which gives an insight into the history of The Blacktown Native Institution. The Institution was a residential school for young Aboriginal and Maori children that operated from 1823 – 1829. Originally located at Parramatta and later moved to what is now known as Blacktown, it is one of the first known sites where Aboriginal children were removed from their parents and institutionalised – a practice that continued until the 1970s.
This event was part of Right Here. Right Now. 2018.
Director: Rosie Dennis
Cinematographer: Samuel James
Sound Recordist: Mark Blackwell
Key Artists: Corina Norman-Dadd, Julie Jones and Lexodius Dadd
Editor: Miriana Marusic
Sound Designer: Andrew Bellaty