Wild life paradise

Australia, 1961

Film
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Sir Colin Mackenzie, famous surgeon and anatomist, thought that the study of Australia’s unique animals would help to understand the human body. He designed and made an arm splint after studying koalas stretching for gum tips. His specimens can be seen in the Institute of Anatomy in Canberra. In 1921, 78 acres of land in Healseville, Victoria, was presented to the late Sir Colin Mackenzie, to enable him to study Australian animals. The Sanctuary now shelters kangaroos, emus, platypus, goannas, many kinds of parrots, parakeets and other birds, tiger cats, wombats and koalas. Narrated by James Dibble. Suitable for 11-15 year-olds.

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Credits

director

William M. Carty

co-producer

William M. Carty

Andrew J. Helgeson

production company

Tourist Development Authority of Victoria

Cinesound

Duration

00:13:03:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1961

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011987

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Anatomy, Comparative

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animals

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Physiology

Animals & Wildlife → Biological research

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Healesville Sanctuary

Animals & Wildlife → Marsupialia

Animals & Wildlife → Reptiles - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sir Colin Mackenzie Zoological Park

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Healesville (Vic.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Anatomy, Comparative

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Anatomy, Comparative

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biological research

People → Mackenzie, Colin, Sir

Places → Healesville (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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