Huon cry

Australia, 1983

Film
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Written and presented by Professor David Bellamy, botanist and ecologist who visited the southwest Tasmanian wilderness area to make a personal stand against the establishment of the Franklin/Gordon hydroelectric scheme, outlining what would be lost if the scheme goes ahead. The film shows his visit to the area by boat, his arrest for trespassing and his subsequent release after a three day hunger strike Includes rare footage of the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - last species seen in Hobart Zoo in 1933. Note: Linda and Paul McCartney donated their song “Wildlife”.

Credits

production company

Island Films

producer

Graham Lapthorne

Duration

00:26:45:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015873

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Thylacine

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Franklin River (Tas.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Gordon River (Tas.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Tasmania

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

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

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservationists

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Energy development

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Energy policy - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Gordon River (Tas.

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forest conservation

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

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

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Places → Franklin River (Tas.)

Places → Gordon River (Tas.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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