Six heavy fish and a ton of sinkers

Australia, 1971

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Historical re-enactments recount the story of the location, recovery and restoration of six cannons jettisoned by Captain James Cook when the “Endeavour” struck a reef off the coast of what is now Queensland. Good use of underwater photography.

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Credits

producer

Roland Beckett

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Duration

00:15:47:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009864

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cook, James, 1728-1779

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Endeavour (Ship)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Salvage - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Underwater photography

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Archaeology - Australia

History → Australia - Discovery and exploration

History → Australia - History

History → Australia - History - 1788-1851

History → Cook, James, 1728-1779

History → Endeavour (Ship)

History → Explorers

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

People → Cook, James, 1728-1779

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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