Message From Mungo

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Andrew

Message From Mungo is a new history not previously told on film or in print. It explores the gradual Indigenous control over one of the world’s richest archaeological sites, in the far west of New South Wales in Australia. The film focuses on the interface between the scientists on ...Read more

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Sally Humphrey

it showed an honest cultural clash- the Aboriginal community versus the white Australian community. The resolution was long, with mis-understandings...but happened. A lesson for us all.

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