Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit
Most widely held works by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Shows how the Australian continent evolved. Describes the origins of Australia's plants and animals. DVD.
Wolves of the sea ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
This documentary, together with scientific findings and other studies, shows the killer whale in a different light. Includes its means of survival, hunting techniques and methods of communication.
The Big wet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The chronicle of a particular wet season in the tropical north of Australia and the effect it has on all living things there. Featured throughout is the majestic scenery of Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
The Kimberley, land of the wandjina ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Gives an idea of the rich diversity of wildlife in Western Australia's Kimberley, from the sea coast to the deep internal gorges. An Aboriginal man teaches his children about the environment and the cave art.
Nature's landscapes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A visual journey through Australia's natural environment accompanied by classical music with natural sound effects.
Lizards of Oz Wombats : bulldozers of the bush ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Lizards of Oz explores the fascinating desert world of these little known creatures, and examines why so many different species are able to co-exist. Wombats examines the myths and reality of womabt life both above and below ground.
Banjo frogs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
An unsuspecting, adolescent frog takes a trip to the garbage dump, where he tries insensitively to ingratiate himself with the locals. But he just doesn't fit in until he picks up an old banjo and dramatically changes his tune. Includes sounds of banjo frogs and red-eyed tree frogs.
The dragons of Galapagos ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Looks at the struggle for survival of the iguanas of the Galapagos Islands.
Emus curious companions. Echidna : the survivor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Emus : curious companions follows the work of ANU researcher, Cate Coddington, who has spent months with emus outside Canberra, studying their complex social systems and sexual habits. Echidna : the survivor concentrates on two researchers, Peggy Rismiller and Mike McKelvey, who are studying the habits of echidnas on Kangaroo Island.
Bird suite ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A visual and symphonic journey through Antarctic and Australian and Papua-New Guinea landscapes featuring the bird life of these areas against a soundtrack of classical music performed by ABC symphony orchestras.
Platypus world's strangest animal ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the little known world of the platypus. Includes images from inside the nesting chamber of a wild platypus and reveals many secrets of how the platypus breed and raise their young.
Once upon Australia River red ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The first program, illustrated with three dimensional animation, brings to life the beginning of Australia from the fires of creation to a distant future. In River red, the documentary shows the river red gum in its natural habitat, sheltering insects and marsupials, and its battle for survival.
Terrors of Tasmania ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the nature and behaviour of the Tasmanian Devil.
The wild bush budgie a very particular parrot ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The first programme looks at the desert wandering budgerigar. The second programme looks at the Golden Shouldered Parrot of Northeast Australia.
Turtle world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A lone sea turtle travels through space, her breath creating a whole new atmosphere. This becomes filled with forest, rivers, mountains and enterprising monkeys ... so enterprising that they are forced to learn about sustainability the hard way.
Possum's rest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
It was a quiet leafy neighborhood until the humans moved in. Motors, loud music and barbeque smoke disrupt possum sleeping hours, and then the humans have the nerve to get upset with a little moonlight song and 3 a.m. clogging on a tin roof.
Two years in Galapagos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Behind the scenes look at "The Dragons of Galapagos" and "Islands of the vampire birds."
Spirits of the forest Year of the Gagadju ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Spirits of the forest examines the relationship between the beautiful birds of paradise and the spiritual beliefs and rituals of the Huli people of Papua New Guinea whose men decorate their wigs with plumes from these birds. Year of the Gagadju takes us to Kakadu National Park, the traditional home of the Gagadju people who are attempting to retain their traditional culture and view of the world.
Zoo's company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Takes us behind the bars and moats, to witness the backstage life of the animals and their keepers at three zoos, the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, Victoria's Open Range Zoo at Werribee and the Healesville Sanctuary.
Clash of the carnivores. Window on the wild ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Clash of the carnivores shows how Tasmanian devils, Tiger quolls and Eastern quolls survive and live together. Window on the wild focuses on Healesville Sanctuary where animals of the Australian bush can be seen and studied for the preservation of endangered species.
Aboriginal Australians Animated films Australia Biology Birds Birds of paradise (Birds) Birdsongs Botany Budgerigar Cave paintings Documentary films Ecology Emus Endangered species Eucalyptus camaldulensis Evolution (Biology) Flying foxes Galapagos Islands Geology Huli (Papua New Guinean people)--Social life and customs Human ecology Iguanas Killer whale Killer whale--Behavior Lizards Marine iguana National parks and reserves Natural history Nature--Effect of human beings on Nature sounds Northern Territory--Arnhem Land Northern Territory--Kakadu National Park Orchestral music Papua New Guinea Parrots Platypus Reptiles South Australia--Kangaroo Island Tachyglossidae Tasmania Tasmanian devil Travel Trees Victoria Western Australia--Kimberley Wetlands Wildlife films Wombats Zoology Zoos