Lousy Little Sixpence

Lousy Little Sixpence is a landmark documentary film that preserves the life stories of many Indigenous people – now elders – who were procured by the missions to enter the workforce and become servants to wealthy white families. The title comes from the wages that were to be paid to the children. Many never saw that “lousy little sixpence”. The issue of their stolen wages remains unaddressed.

This special screening forms part of our acknowledgement of NAIDOC Week and will be introduced by filmmaker, Daryl Dellora.

Directed by: Alec Morgan. Produced By: Gerry Bostock, Alec Morgan

DIGITALLY RESTORED by the NFSA as part of the NFSA RESTORES program, in association with AIATSIS.


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