Fire down below

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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Episode of Series “Up a gum tree”.
David Bellamy celebrates Christmas in Australia. Instead of holly a banksia decorates his Christmas pudding, and, as the brandy burns, the plant provides clues to the secrets of survival of the Australian flora against the frequent fires which seek to destroy it. Narrated by David Bellamy.

Credits

producer

Mike Weatherley

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:31:09:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32236

Subject categories

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Christmas

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Botany

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christmas

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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