Shoalwater: up for grabs

Australia, 1992

Film
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This film is about a group of people fighting for the preservation of Shoalwater Bay (Queensland). With its sweeping bays, untouched golden beaches, its jungle and rainforest, 200 metre high sand-dunes (purported to be the oldest in the world), Shoalwater Bay is home to a multitude of birds, plants and wildlife. But this is all under threat due to both the Federal and Queensland State Governments issuing exploratory sandmining leases to several Australian and Japanese mining companies - the justification being the potential creation of jobs. However, there are many who would dispute the actual number of jobs which will become available and who argue that this unique part of Queensland’s coastline must be preserved at all costs. Produced by Award-Winning Documentary filmmaker, David Bradbury and narrated by Peter Garrett (of Midnight Oil fame).

Credits

co-producers/directors

Helen Stickley-Thompson

David Bradbury

production company

Film Finance Corporation Australia

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38302

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mines and mineral resources - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Shoalwater Bay (Qld.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Sand dunes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Shoalwater Bay (Qld.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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