In Search of Bony

Title

In Search of Bony

Subject

Literature, Private Investigation, Indigenous, Australia

Description

The film explores how British author Arthur Upfield created the world's first aboriginal detective, Napoleon Bonaparte or Bony to his fans (who included Orson Welles) and how Bony became a controversial and misunderstood character in his own country while still being hugely popular overseas.

Source

SBS Annual Report 05-06, 06-07
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/25966278
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/find-a-film/detail.aspx?tid=25050&grp=t&s=in%20search%20of%20bony&sin=all&ystart=1970&yend=2017

Rights

SBS Content Sales (International Sales)

Format

Documentary

Date Issued

2006

Duration

53 mins

Director

Lisa Matthews

Writer

Lisa Matthews, Caroline Baum

Producer

P: Caroline Baum, P: Janet Bell

Contributor

SBSi, FFC, Janet Bell Productions, Two Heads Media P/L

Date Commissioned

2005-2006

Accord

Accord

Production Fund

General

SBS TV Broadcast Date

25/01/07

SBS TV Slot

Storyline Australia

Files

Citation

“In Search of Bony,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed October 18, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/4072.