Strange fascination

Australia, 1952

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Shows the activities of members of the Australian Reptile Club in catching and studying different types of snakes, including tiger, tree, diamond, carpet and black snakes, and also several types of lizards. The film shows an actual snake bite and how such a bite should be treated in the field.

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Credits

production company

Journal Films

producer

Jacques Bertel

Duration

00:09:16:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1952

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010336

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Lizards

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Animals & Wildlife → Reptiles - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Snakes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Poisonous snakes - Venom - Therapeutic use

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Wounds and injuries - Treatment

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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