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Two Bob Mermaid

Darlene Johnson, Writer; Graeme Isaac, Producer
Format
Video; DVD
Published
Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Film Institute, 1996 ; Hindmarsh, SA : DECS Tape Services (distributor) 1996.
Language
English
Series Statement
From Sand to Celluloid
Contents
Koorine is a young Koori girl growing up in a country town in 1957. At that time Aboriginal people were not welcome in public swimming pools and had to sit separately in 'two bob' seats at the movies. Koorine desperately wants to enter the "million dollar mermaid" contest, and has a chance because she looks white. But when a fight breaks out at the pool she is forced to choose between her Koori and white friends.
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    a| Melbourne, Vic. : b| Australian Film Institute, c| 1996 ; a| Hindmarsh, SA : b| DECS Tape Services (distributor) c| 1996.
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    a| Koorine is a young Koori girl growing up in a country town in 1957. At that time Aboriginal people were not welcome in public swimming pools and had to sit separately in 'two bob' seats at the movies. Koorine desperately wants to enter the "million dollar mermaid" contest, and has a chance because she looks white. But when a fight breaks out at the pool she is forced to choose between her Koori and white friends.
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