Operation phasmatid

Australia, 1963

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Tells the story of the fight waged against a plague of phasmatids, a destructive stick insect, which unchecked would have killed large areas of forest, leading to erosion in the catchment and reduced supply water for the hydro-electric power stations. Shows the planning of remedial action climaxing in an aerial attack by spraying from a helicopter.

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Credits

production company

State Electricity Commission of Victoria

director

Jim Hayes

Duration

00:13:50:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1963

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013873

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Insect pests - Control

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Spraying and dusting in agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Insects - Behavior

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Agricultural chemicals

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Insect pests - Control

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Agricultural chemicals

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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