The Platypus

Australia, 1970

Film
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Animated Aboriginal dreamtime legend of the creation of the platypus with live action at the beginning and end of the film. Narrated by Ron Haddrick.

Credits

production company

Pilgrim Films

Concept Films of Australia

director
Duration

00:13:17:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323844

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)

Animals & Wildlife → Platypus

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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