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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 1, Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush
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produced by Richard Campbell, fl. 2002, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 1 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
This film examines the myths and realities of wombat life, above and below the ground, as scientists begin to understand these intrepid and resourceful Bulldozers of the Bush.
produced by Richard Campbell, fl. 2002, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 1 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 2, Cat Wars
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produced by Terry Carlyon, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 2 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
In the Victorian hills of Australia, there's a curfew - a curfew on cats. And it's all because the local population of lyrebirds has been decimated by feral cats and foxes over the past few years. But the curfew decision has created problems of its own, splitting the local community down the middle. Cat Wars looks...
produced by Terry Carlyon, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 2 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 3, Clash of the Carnivores
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produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 3 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 28 mins
On the rugged, fortress-like island of Tasmania on Australia's southern tip, live Tasmanian Devils, Tiger Quolls and Eastern Quolls, carnivores and marsupials alike. These pouched killers survive by living in a precarious harmony whilst competing for a limited resource - flesh. While the ferocious devils appear to...
produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 3 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 28 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 4, Emus: Curious Companions
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produced by Richard Campbell, fl. 2002, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 4 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
A somewhat gawky bird that has the most unexpected sexual habits is probably Australia's most recognisable bird. The emu is found over most of the country, from the tip of Cape York, through the centre and down into the south. But for a bird so common, we are only just now finding out about its habits. Life for t...
produced by Richard Campbell, fl. 2002, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 4 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 5, From the Snow to the Sea
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produced by Mitchell Kelly, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 5 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
From the microscopic drama of an animal-eating plant to the majesty of the sea eagle, this program explores the vital connection between the water and wildlife in a unique corner of Australia. It's a story of the water's journey from alpine peaks to the fertile coastal lakes of the Gippsland watershed over the spa...
produced by Mitchell Kelly, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 5 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 6, Hello Possums
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produced by Karl Steinberg, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 6 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
Hoarse coughs and bumps in the night can be blamed on the Brushtail possum, the most successful of all Australian marsupials to adapt to city living. With 24 known species of possums in Australia, some are regarded as pests, others as rare, and a few even endangered. A look at their behaviour reveals that sharing...
produced by Karl Steinberg, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 6 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 7, Lizards of Oz
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produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 7 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 28 mins
Blow-up lizard dolls, lizards on treadmills and lizard underpants with built-in radio transmitters are the unorthodox but effective methods scientists are using to reveal the secret lives of lizards. And there's plenty of opportunity to study them in Australia, the kingdom of the lizard, and a continent with more...
produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 7 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 28 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 8, Nature's Gamblers
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produced by Matthew Lovering, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 8 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
We resoundingly applaud life strategies that neatly exploit a particular evolutionary strength but forget that such risks can make an animal or plant vulnerable. Will life that has become so specialised and attuned to a particular ecological niche be able to adapt again to a changing world or will it evolve itself...
produced by Matthew Lovering, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 8 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 27 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 9, Night of the Bogongs
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produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 9 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 26 mins
Employing the latest in filmmaking techniques, this film follows the fascinating 800km migration of the Bogong Moth, one of the longest of the insect marathons. In their billions they ascend, climbing high into the jet-stream which carries them south. Navigating by the light of the moon, these moths cover hundreds...
produced by Klaus Toft, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 9 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 26 mins
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Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 10, Portrait Painter to the Birds
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produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 10 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
William Cooper is the greatest in Sir David Attenborough's books. The greatest painter of Australian birds that is. Cooper lives in the rainforests of Northern Queensland where spectacular Birds of Paradise frequently visit his garden and where Sir David Attenborough has also been seen on occasions. Sir David pres...
produced by Paul Reddish, fl. 1986, ABC Natural History Unit, in Australia Wild, Series 1, Episode 10 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 1992), 29 mins
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