Kangaroo Island

Australia, 1974

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Ron Lowe

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Duration

00:16:08:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31151

Subject categories

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 → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Kangaroo Island

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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