From Wildman to the Coast

Australia, 1991

TV show
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Episode of Series “Bush tucker man series”.
Les Hiddins’ remarkable bushcraft skills have been gained in more than a decade of travel and research in the Top End. They provide the means not only of survival, but also for making life in the bush a little easier: a soap tree used to clean the pots and pans, buffalo dung to repel mosquitoes. Once again, Les demonstrates his ability to eat well in very different environments. He explains how to find water in arid terrain, and advises us not to trust a seemingly innocent-looking fruit. We also discover that the Simpson Desert is no barrier to a man determined to attend a cricket match.

Credits

producer/director

Stephen Burstow

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Bush tucker man series

Group of items

Bush tucker man series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37079

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Survival skills

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival skills

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Survival skills

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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