Shows the effects of continental drift on the evolution of Australasia. Animation and aerial footage is used to show the features of the four major landform regions which make up present-day Australasia - The Western Shield, the Central Basins, the Eastern Highland and the Island Arc from New Guinea to New Zealand.
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)