Dhakiyarr vs the King

Tom Murray, Allan Collins

Research output: Non-traditional research outputOther Creative work


The family of the great Yolngu leader Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda is searching for answers. Seventy years after his controversial murder trial and subsequent disappearance, Dhakiyarr's body has still not been found. His descendants know that justice was not served. They want to restore what was denied to him: his honour. This is their story, told in their own words of two laws, two cultures and two families coming to terms with the past. A research project exploring frontier history, legal precedent, indigenous reconciliation and social justice.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCAAMA Productions
Media of outputFilm
Size55 mins
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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