The Bat and the rainbow

Australia, 1974

Film
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Episode of Series “Aboriginal legends”.
The Bat’s wife was stolen from him by Rainbow. To get her back Bat mortally wounds the sleeping Rainbow. Bleeding badly, Rainbow rolls into the waterhole where he can still be found. Occasionally, during wet weather, Rainbow rises from the waterhole and stretches his handsome body across the sky. This title is also available in a compilation with two other legends under the title “Aboriginal legends. No. 3” Suitable for middle and upper primary levels.

Credits

production company

Australian National University

Educational Media Australia

producer

Ken J. Widdowson

director
Duration

00:07:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Aboriginal legends

Group of items

Aboriginal legends

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303291

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

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

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Literature → Storytelling

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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