Man in the desert

Australia, 1970

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian Geography”.
Looks at the human geography of our arid zones by examining the lives of Aborigines, cattlemen and miners - men who live in the waste-land of Australia’s deserts. Almost 90% of arid lands are used by someone at some time for some purpose. Questions why man is attracted to the desert. Explains how man has adapted to this environment and what effect this has had on the environment.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

producer

David Bairstow

Duration

00:19:27:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1970

Appears in

Australian Geography

Group of items

Australian Geography

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

006689

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Arid regions agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Land use - Remote areas

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries - Australia - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Miners - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mines and mineral resources - Australia - History

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle breeders

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Deserts - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Human geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Outback Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Deserts - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land degradation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use - Remote areas

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human geography

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Mines and mineral resources - Australia - History

Places → Outback Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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