Chasing Ghosts - Dig

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Description Dig explores Australia’s history and treatment of Aboriginal Peoples from the time of the English Crown usurping the land and the subsequent Invasion and continued occupation through to the modern period while asking the listener to dig a little deeper into our nations history.
Dig confronts the Frontier Wars, Aboriginal resistance, the missions, the era of assimilation, the Stolen Generations, indentured servitude, the mining industry, Native Title and Deaths in Custody.

Chasing Ghosts would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of the land that Dig was produced on. We acknowledge all the Traditional Owner groups around continental Australia and pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.

Chasing Ghosts would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge LeftPress for giving permission to use this raw film footage taken from Super 8. The Commonwealth Games 1982 Protest footage was shot by Lachlan Hurse and Ian Curr. LeftPress is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of socialist literature and other original works. LeftPress Copyright and owned by LeftPress Printing Society.
This Super 8 footage was shot on land never ceded by Aboriginal people, especially in the sacred place of Musgrave Park, South Brisbane , Mianjin. Chasing Ghosts acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbul Peoples on whose lands the Super 8 film footage was shot – land was never ceded to the colonizers. Original copies Held by the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland.

A special thank you to Uncle Gathaniba for full cultural permission for the archival footage. A special thank you to Joseph Brady and The Mulka Project, in Nhulunbuy NT, for your support and assistance.

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