WorldCat Identities


Works: 100 works in 324 publications in 7 languages and 10,461 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Commentator, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gulpilil
Rabbit-proof fence by Phillip Noyce( Visual )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If the government kidnapped you, would you walk the 1500 miles back home? In 1931, three half-caste children from Western Australia did just that. 14-year-old Molly (Everlyn Sampi), her 8-year-old sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury), and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan), all fathered by itinerant white workers, are stolen from their Aborigine mothers and sent to an institution to be trained into "white" Australians. Told they have no mothers, the girls revolt, escape, and begin the long walk home-all 1,500 miles-navigating by following the fence built across the nation to stem the spread of rabbits
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicole Kidman y Hugh Jackman unen fuerzas con el visionario director Baz Luhrmann en Australia, una épica aventura, situada al borde de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, donde una aristócratica inglesa viaja al lejano continente y conoce a un rudo lugareño y a un encantador niño aborigen. Este desafortunado trío se embarca en un viaje de descubrimientos a través de cientos de millas del terreno más hermoso e inolvidable del planeta; pero todo su mundo cambia por el encuentro de varios poderosos enemigos, donde tratarán de encontrar refugio del bombardeo a la ciudad de Darwin por las fuerzas japonesas que atacaron Pearl Harbor
Walkabout by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )
49 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stranded in the Australian desert, an English girl and her small brother are rescued by an aborigine boy who has journeyed into the outback on his "walkabout"--A tribal initiation into manhood. This is the original director's cut
Crocodile Dundee by Peter Faiman( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a reporter from New York is assigned to find living legend Mick Dundee, she decides to take him to New York, where he amazes and is amazed
The last wave by Peter Weir( Visual )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization
Ten canoes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Australian languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A parable of forbidden love from Australia's mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, Ten Canoes is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and timeless tale for all people and all cultures." --DVD Container
The tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulpilil one red blood: A documentary on Australian actor David Gulpilil, taking special note of Gulpilil's path between his highly acclaimed professional career and his Aboriginal traditions and culture
Storm boy by Henri Safron( Visual )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adventure about a boy who learns about life from an adopted pelican, an Aboriginal, and his own father
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( Visual )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the story of Dan Morgan, an adventurer whose exploits during the Australian gold rush caused him to become a wanted outlaw and the object of a manhunt
Crocodile Dundee Crocodile Dundee II ; Crododile Dundee in Los Angeles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three films with the hero from the land Down Under. In the first film, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is a free spirited crocodile hunting Australian who follows a beautiful reporter to New York and shakes the Big Apple to its core. In Crocodile Dundee II, Dundee and his girfriend, the reporter are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. To even the odds, Dundee leads the big-city hoods into the treacherous Australian outback. In Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Dundee suspects foul play at a movie studio and uses his Outback smarts to bring the bad guys to justice
Gulpilil's Stories of the dreamtime by Gulpilil( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birirrk : our ancestors of the dreaming by Gulpilil( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great Barrier Reef ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Come explore Australia's 1,200-mile natural phenomenon. Share an aquatic environment with sharks, sea plants, and nearly 10,000 species, all engaged in the harsh reality of an eat-or-be-eaten existence
Gulpilil one red blood ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulpilil VHS PAL 56min rated PG
Satellite boy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just outside the town of Wyndham, in the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia, young Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Finally Pete and Kalmain reach the city, they save the old cinema and return home as heroes
Dead heart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A local lawman tries to reconcile the aboriginal tradition requiring revenge for murder vs. Australian law
Tales tall and true by Reg Cribb( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell is a comedic thriller where Edgar Allen-Poe meets Banjo Paterson; Gulpilil Is a one man show about the life of, and starring, indigenous performer, David Gulpilil; The Chatroom explores the impact of our changing world on relationships; Ruby's Last Dollar is the story of a woman who would risk everything
Charlie's country ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The Government Intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing, sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser
Aboriginal dance ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two programs which show a number of traditional Aboriginal dances. In the first Gulpilil dances Emu, Kangaroo, and Fish. In the second Aboriginal people from Cape York Peninsula dance The creation of the dove, crow, and gecko lizard; Muipaka, the penalty for adultery is death; Orpul and Ningkushun, the fairy girl created the freshwater shark; Pikuwa and Kena, the freshwater and saltwater crocodiles fight; and Pinapepe, the courting and mating of the curlew
Crocodile dreaming ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern day supernatural myth about two estranged brothers. Separated at birth, they have different fathers. One is readily accepted as a fully-fledged member of the tribe and is looked on to fulfil the duties of jungaiy, an important ceremonial role which obliges him to be caretaker for his mother's dreaming, the crocodile totem. The other, whose father was white, is younger and has had to struggle to fit into the tribe who see him only as a yella fella
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Alternative Names
Dalaithngu, David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril 1953-
Gulpilil 1953-....
Gulpilil, David
Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, David 1953-
Gumpilil, David
Gumpilil, David 1953-
Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, David Gulpilil 1953-