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

director

Betti Wood

production company

Concept Films of Australia

Pilgrim Films

Language

English

Duration

00:13:17:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34260

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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