Nature of Australia. Parts 4-6 (Captioned)

Australia, 1988

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The Sunburnt country tells the story of Australia’s arid interior, formed when climatic change overtook and dried out Central Australia. “Land of flood and fire” portrays a year in the life of the spectacular far north coast of Australia, where the first Aboriginal people arrived and settled. The region swings savagely between the floods of the annual wet and the parched heat of the dry season. “The End of isolation” examines the impact of the European invasion which sent change sweeping across the continent with unprecedented speed.

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Credits

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

producer

Dione Gilmour

director

David Parer

Duration

02:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302821

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia, Central

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia, Northern

Closed captioning

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Australia - History - 1788-1851

Places → Australia, Central

Places → Australia, Northern

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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