The Splendour and the Peaks

Australia, 1962

Film

The Freycinet and Mount Field National Parks in Tasmania. Family parties and bushwalkers visit the Freycinet Peninsular where the red granite peaks of the Hazards dominate the sheltered waters of Coles Bay. From the summit of the highest peak, Mt Amos, there is a magnificent view of Wineglass Bay. At Mt Field we find the Russell Falls, Lake Dobson, Lake Seal, the towering dolerite columns of the watcher, and beautiful trees, birds and mosses to delight the visitor.

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Credits

director

Jack Rogers

producer

Eric Thompson

production company

Tasmanian Government Film Unit

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:10:33:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28823

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mountains

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tasmania

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tasmania - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Lakes

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Mountains

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → National parks and reserves - Tasmania

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hiking

Places → Tasmania

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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