Kangaroo Island

Australia, 1974

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The Australian wildlife seen by visitors to Kangaroo Island, South Australia, is the subject of this award-winning film. Koalas, kangaroos, emus, pelicans and seals abound on this island sanctuary, completely unafraid of humans. Their daily activities form a fascinating study. Contains no commentary, only sounds of nature and background music composed by Bruce Smeaton. Suitable for upper primary and lower secondary levels.


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South Australian Film Corporation


Ron Lowe



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Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Emus

Animals & Wildlife → Kangaroos

Animals & Wildlife → Koala

Animals & Wildlife → Pelicans

Animals & Wildlife → Seals (Animals)

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kangaroo Island

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South Australia - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

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


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Kangaroo Island

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia






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