The Present from Gondwanaland

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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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.

Credits

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

producer

Mike Weatherley

Duration

00:29:10:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Up a gum tree

Group of items

Up a gum tree

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015215

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life (Biology)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Trees

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Australia - History

History → History

History → Prehistoric life

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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