The Two Christmases

Australia, 1980

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A comparison of wildlife on the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean’s Christmas Islands, two islands although separated by almost 10,000 kilometres, have quite a lot in common. Shows the birdlife on both islands and highlights the phenomenon on the Indian Ocean Christmas Island, of the march of millions of pea-sized crabs from the sea to the jungle. Commentator: Caroline Jones Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.

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Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer/director

John Shaw

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011254

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animal migration

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Marine ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Marine fauna

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife refuges

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Island ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine fauna

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Marine ecology

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)

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