Quantum: A Green Dinosaur

Australia, 1997

TV show

In 1994 park rangers in the Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, discovered a grove of ancient trees thought to have been extinct for 60 million years. The location of the thirty-eight adult trees, identified as a genus of the family Araucariaceae, has been kept a secret from all but a handful of people to protect them from sightseers and those who would collect seeds to sell on the black market. Three years later Cathy Johnson is the first and only journalist to have been to the site of the Wollemi pines - but not without having been blindfolded during the helicopter journey in and out.
Broadcast on ABC-TV 10 July 1997 as part of the program ‘Quantum’ and produced with the assistance of NSW National Parks and Wildlife service.

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Credits

writer

Cathy Johnson

producer/director

Cathy Johnson

producer

Gail Jarvis

production company

ABC-TV (Australia). Science Unit

Duration

00:27:41:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1997

Appears in

Group of items

Quantum

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

B2001562

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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