The Present from Gondwanaland

United Kingdom, 1979

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode of Series “Up a gum tree”.
Two hundred million years ago the giant continent Gondwanaland split and Australia drifted away. Its plants and animals evolved in isolation from the rest of the world. How does a tree used as a prison fit into the story and what are the secrets of the gum tree’s success? Narrated by David Bellamy.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Mike Weatherley

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation



Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates

Appears in

Up a gum tree

Group of items

Up a gum tree


Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=The Present from Gondwanaland |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=30 September 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}