Best Australian Short Film The Tale of Mr Kimberley shortlisted

The Tale of Mr Kimberley, part of WA Reflections 2023, has been shortlisted for Best Australian Short Film. Vote now for the People’s Choice Award!

After selling out the State Library theatre for its screening last year, The Tale of Mr Kimberley made by Marlaine Haerewa, Jake Blackburn and Sam Lovell has been shortlisted for the Best Australian Short Film Competition.

WA Reflections supports filmmaking teams to produce a short documentary that creatively uses the State Library's heritage collection items. The Tale of Mr Kimberley explores the life of Sam Lovell, affectionately known as the father of Indigenous Tourism in WA.

You can watch all the short films nominated for Best Australian Short Film and vote for People's Choice Award.

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Sam Lovell Derby June 2019
Halls Creek Photos 1950s
Aboriginal stories
Small towns & regional cities
WA history
Sam Lovell OAM, is a stockman, boundary rider, and is regarded as the father of Aboriginal tourism in Western Australia. This collection of photographs shows the communities who lived at the Kimberley Stations during the 1950s.
WA Reflections collage of frames
WA history
Five mini documentaries creatively use the State Library's heritage collection items – including letters, diaries, journals, photographs and oral recordings – to bring to life and share uniquely Western Australian stories from our State's history.
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