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Cyclone Tracy - Darwin, Christmas 1974
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directed by Chris Noonan, 1952-; produced by Timothy Read, fl. 1975 and Peter Johnson, fl. 1972-1980, Commonwealth Film Unit, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1975), 8 mins
Christmas is always a time to remember. Christmas 1974 will long be remembered in Australia's Northern Territory. Early in the morning of December 25 the Territory's capital city - Darwin - was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy. The city became the site of possibly the greatest natural disaster in the nation's history c...
directed by Chris Noonan, 1952-; produced by Timothy Read, fl. 1975 and Peter Johnson, fl. 1972-1980, Commonwealth Film Unit, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1975), 8 mins
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Great National Parks of Australia
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directed by Eddie Moses, fl. 1986-1996; produced by Eddie Moses, fl. 1986-1996 and John Richardson, fl. 1990, Film Australia Ltd. (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 58 mins
Australia has some of the most spectacular, diverse and unique scenery in the world. This documentary explores six national parks, capturing the beauty, history and human impact on these areas. Featured are the marine wonderlands of the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest splendour of the Daintree and Queensland's...
directed by Eddie Moses, fl. 1986-1996; produced by Eddie Moses, fl. 1986-1996 and John Richardson, fl. 1990, Film Australia Ltd. (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 58 mins
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Islands in the Sky
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directed by Dietmar Fill, fl. 1985; produced by Don Murray, fl. 1962 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1980), 18 mins
Shows the alpine herb fields, fenns and bogs in the high country of the Kosciusko National Park, Southern Alps of New South Wales. To withstand the most vigorous and bewildering living conditions both plants and animals have evolved mechanisms by which they adapt to their hostile environment.
directed by Dietmar Fill, fl. 1985; produced by Don Murray, fl. 1962 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1980), 18 mins
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Muddy Waters - Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef
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directed by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000; produced by Tony Wright, fl. 2002, Stuart Menzies, fl. 2002 and Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000, 360 Degree Fillms and Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 52 mins
By 2010, forty per cent of the world's coral reefs may be dead. By 2030, half of the Great Barrier Reef may be gone. Parts of it are already dying, but the reasons have not always been clear. Global warming and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish have put extraordinary pressure on the reef. Now scientists have...
directed by Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000; produced by Tony Wright, fl. 2002, Stuart Menzies, fl. 2002 and Sally Ingleton, fl. 2000, 360 Degree Fillms and Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 52 mins
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Outlook, Bullocky
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directed by Richard Mitchell, fl. 1969; produced by Gil Brealey, 1932-, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Outlook (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1969), 13 mins
A look at one of the last bullock teams hauling timber from the forests of coastal New South Wales.
directed by Richard Mitchell, fl. 1969; produced by Gil Brealey, 1932-, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Outlook (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1969), 13 mins
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Sounds Like Australia
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directed by Jamie Robertson, fl. 1987; produced by Tristram Miall (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 54 mins
Kevin Peek, composer and guitarist with Sky, teams up with Mars Lasar, composer and 'Fairlight' whiz, to take an unusual and experimental voyage of discovery into the untapped potential of the Australian continent. This beautifully crafted film interweaves the sounds of nature and song recordings of rare Australia...
directed by Jamie Robertson, fl. 1987; produced by Tristram Miall (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 54 mins
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Ten Million Wildcats
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written by Julian Russell, fl. 2002 and Alice Ford, fl. 2002; directed by Alice Ford, fl. 2002 and Gary Steer, fl. 1979-2006; produced by Tina Dalton-Hagege, fl. 2002 and Gary Steer, fl. 1979-2006, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 50 mins
It is estimated that there are now ten million feral cats in Australia and that each year they kill billions of native animals. With their remarkable survival skills, they are thriving in some of the country's harshest regions. Where did they come from? Why did they spread so quickly? And how much of a role have t...
written by Julian Russell, fl. 2002 and Alice Ford, fl. 2002; directed by Alice Ford, fl. 2002 and Gary Steer, fl. 1979-2006; produced by Tina Dalton-Hagege, fl. 2002 and Gary Steer, fl. 1979-2006, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 50 mins
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Cane Toads - An Unnatural History
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written by Mark Lewis, fl. 1982; directed by Mark Lewis, fl. 1982; composed by Martin Armiger, 1949-; produced by Tristram Miall, Film Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 47 mins
Cane Toads exposes one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time. In 1935, in a strategic operation designed to save the nation’s sugar cane crop from destruction by the greyback beetle, the Queensland Government imported a sackload of Bufo Marinus, the cane toad, from Hawaii. What the team of scienti...
written by Mark Lewis, fl. 1982; directed by Mark Lewis, fl. 1982; composed by Martin Armiger, 1949-; produced by Tristram Miall, Film Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 47 mins
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The Gathering Flame
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directed by Don Murray, fl. 1962; produced by Roland Beckett, fl. 1970 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1969), 21 mins
The sea has a certain fascination for Australians. Australia is surrounded by the sea. Although it is a large dry continent most Australians live close to the sea. The Gathering Flame makes magnificent use of the sea as a background to the operation and maintenance of lighthouses and other navigational safety aids...
directed by Don Murray, fl. 1962; produced by Roland Beckett, fl. 1970 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1969), 21 mins
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The Little World of Dietmar Fill, The Survivor
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directed by Greg Reading, fl. 1972; produced by Don Murray and John Shaw, Film Australia Ltd., in The Little World of Dietmar Fill (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 24 mins
In The Survivor, microphotographer Dietmar Fill visits Dampier on the northwest coast of Western Australia, where a tidal creek has been dammed off from the sea to produce salt from sea water. Dietmar puts the salt ponds under the microscope in this study of how life responds to an increasingly stressful saline en...
directed by Greg Reading, fl. 1972; produced by Don Murray and John Shaw, Film Australia Ltd., in The Little World of Dietmar Fill (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1984), 24 mins
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