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1890s

  1. Ethnographic Wax Cylinders (1898)
  2. Torres Strait Islanders (1898)
  3. Darnley Islanders Pay Tribute (1899)

1920s

  1. Pearls and Savages (1921)
  2. Thursday Island and Merauke, Dutch New Guinea (1925)
  3. The Hound of the Deep (1926)

1930s

  1. The Great Barrier Reef; Thursday Island; Hawaii (1934)
  2. Lovers and Luggers (1937)
  3. The Native Problem in Queensland (1937)

1940s

  1. Thursday Island (c.1940)
  2. Voyage of HMAS Airspray Around Cape York and the Torres Strait (c. 1940)

1950s

  1. Thursday Island (c.1950)
  2. Torres Strait Trek (1950)
  3. King of the Coral Sea (1954)
  4. Thursday Island (c.1955)
  5. Islands of Light (1957)

1960s

  1. Pearlers of the Coral Sea (1960)
  2. Traditional Music of Torres Strait (1960-61)
  3. Torres Strait Story (1963)
  4. Sign Language of Saibai Island (1965)
  5. Wame (1966)
  6. The Islanders (1968)

1970s

  1. A Big Country: On Thursday (1970)
  2. Premier’s Report No. 9: Torres Strait (1975)
  3. Beyond Cape York (1977)
  4. The Coming of the Light Festival at Torres Strait Islands (1979)
  5. The Importance of Songs & Dances of Torres Strait (1979)

1980s

  1. Thursday Island, My Beautiful Home (1980)
  2. The Spirit of Uncle Edward (1983)
  3. Cats Among the Coral (1984)
  4. Strangers Abroad (1986)
  5. Tails from the Islands (1986)
  6. Across Australia: Way Up North – Thursday Island (1987)
  7. Dancing in the Moonlight (1989)
  8. The Islands of the Torres Strait (1989)
  9. Torres Torres (1989)

1990s

  1. Coming of the Light (1990)
  2. Land Bilong Islanders (1990)
  3. Talking Broken (1990)
  4. Coming of the Light (1991)
  5. Coming of the Light (1992)
  6. Mabo: Address to the Nation (1993)
  7. An Act of Justice: The Mabo Judgement and the Native Title Act (1994)
  8. Kam Yan (1996)
  9. Saltwater Soul (1996)
  10. After Mabo (1997)
  11. Cracks in the Mask (1997)
  12. Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997)
  13. Torres Strait Islanders: Towards Autonomy (1997)
  14. Dr Miller and the Islanders (1998)

2000s

  1. Heroes of Horn Island (2000)
  2. Mabo: The Native Title Revolution (2000)
  3. Small Island, Big Fight (2000)
  4. Tombstone Unveiling (2000)
  5. Everyday Brave: For Who I Am – Bonita Mabo (2001)
  6. Douglas Pitt (2001)
  7. Native Title: Return to Ugar (2001)
  8. Torres Strait Island Adoptions (2001)
  9. Torres Strait Islander Autonomy: Masig (2001)
  10. Tombstone Opening (2002)
  11. A Big Country Revisited (2003)
  12. Message Stick: A Close Shave (2003)
  13. Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History (2004)
  14. Getano Lui Jnr (2004)
  15. The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia (2004)
  16. Archive Hour: The Torres Strait Expedition (2005)
  17. Mabo (2005)
  18. Message Stick: Seaman Dan (2005)
  19. Seaman Dan and Friends: Welcome to the Torres Strait (2005)
  20. Strait Up: Stories from the Torres Strait (2005)
  21. Coming of the Light (2006)
  22. Island Fettlers (2006)
  23. Malaytown Stories (2006)
  24. Remote Area Nurse (2006)
  25. Wild Australia: Strait of Terror (2006)
  26. 4 The Movie (2007)
  27. Bit of Black Business – Sharpeye (2007)
  28. East West 101 (2007-2011)
  29. Message Stick: Troubled Waters (2007)
  30. First Australians (2008)
  31. Frangipani Land Forever (2008)
  32. Message Stick: Green Warrior (2008)
  33. Ray Mears Goes Walkabout (2008)
  34. TI Taxi (2008)
  35. Subdivision (2009)

2010s

  1. Masks of Mer (2010)
  2. Message Stick: Saibai Island Home (2010)
  3. The Young Man and the Ghost Net (2010)
  4. Hidden Treasures of Australian Art (2011)
  5. Island of Origin: Badhulgaw Danalaig – Badu Life (2011)
  6. Ken Thaiday Snr (2011)
  7. Living Black: Christine Anu (2011)
  8. Living Black: Keepers of the Light (2011)
  9. Living Black: Leaving London (2011)
  10. Message Stick: Back to Waiben (2011)
  11. My Blood, My People (2011)
  12. Pacific Stories (2011)
  13. The Clouds Have Stories (2011)
  14. The Queen and I (2011)
  15. 100 Years of Malo’s Law: From 1898 to 1998 (2012)
  16. 480: MABO (2012)
  17. Alick Tipoti (2012)
  18. Lagau Danalaig: An Island Life (2012)
  19. Living Black: Christine Anu (2012)
  20. Living Black: Coconut Isle (2012)
  21. Living Black: Island Voices (2012)
  22. Living Black: Mabo Anniversary (2012)
  23. Living Black: Mabo The Man (2012)
  24. Living Black: Nakkiah Lui Interview (2012)
  25. Living Black: Pearl Luggers (2012)
  26. Living Black: Strait Talking (2012)
  27. Living Black: Trouble in Paradise (2012)
  28. Mabo (2012)
  29. Redfern Now (2012-2015)
  30. The Saltwater People of the Torres Strait (2012)
  31. The Straits (2012)
  32. The Tombstone Opening (2012)
  33. Who Do You Think You Are? (2012)
  34. Ailan Kastom (2013)
  35. Culture Remainz (I am the Future) (2013)
  36. Living Black: Border Dispute (2013)
  37. Living Black: TSI Shipping (2013)
  38. Malaytown – Edward Watkin Story (2013)
  39. Small Island, Big Fight (2013)
  40. Torres to the Thames (2013)
  41. Black Comedy (2014-2016)
  42. Freedom (2014)
  43. Headhunters (2014)
  44. Living Black Conversations: Jimi Bani (2014)
  45. My Island Home (2014)
  46. Our Aunties and Uncles: Aunty Flora Cook (2014)
  47. Awaken: Christine Anu Deadly Red Shoes (2015)
  48. Coast Australia: Torres Strait (2015)
  49. Leaving Frog Hollow – Patricia Watkin Story (2015)
  50. Who We Are: Brave New Clan (2015)
  51. The Frontier Wars: A Personal Tribute to the Nation (2016)
  52. Colour Theory: Teho Ropeyarn (2016)
  53. Goldstone (2016)
  54. SBS Uncensored: Mau Power (2016)
  55. Blue Water Empire (2016)
  56. Our Stories: Warupau Nur – Sound of the Drum (2016)
  57. Hyde and Seek (2016)
  58. Little J & Big Cuz (2017)
  59. Carry the Flag (2017)

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