Tasmania's south west: a wilderness in question

Australia, 1979

Film

Designed to increase public awareness of the nature of the South West Tasmanian wilderness and the threats facing it. Concentrates on the two main threats, namely the Hydro-Electric Commission’s damming and flooding of the wild rivers of the area for power development purposes and the extensive logging of the native forests by the Forestry Commission. Explores the issues at hand by interviews with leading figures on both sides of the struggle. Narrated by Ian McGarrity.

Credits

production company

AFTRS

producer

Rolf De Heer

director
Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013945

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Publicity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Logging

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Tasmania

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wilderness areas - Tasmania

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Logging

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → National parks and reserves - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → National parks and reserves - Tasmania

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Tasmania

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wilderness areas - Tasmania

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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

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

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