Dinnawan the emu

Australia, 1952

Film
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Episode number 13 of Series “Wild Life”.
The emu, found only in Australia, is second in size to the ostrich. Like the ostrich it is unable to fly, but with its long and powerful legs is able to run at great speeds. Traces the history of the emu from when it roamed over the whole continent and Tasmania. European settlement has led to the extermination of the emu except in Central Australia. Shows laying of eggs, the male emu keeping the nest, hatching chicks and two years growth to full size.

Credits

production company

Australian Instructional Films

co-producer

Jean Halliday

Lex Halliday

Duration

00:11:48:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1952

Appears in

Wild Life

Group of items

Wild Life

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

002849

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Embryology - Birds

Animals & Wildlife → Emus

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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