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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit

Overview
Works: 109 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 1,775 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Pictorial works  History  Fiction 
Roles: prn
Classifications: QH197, 508.94
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent by John Vandenbeld( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the Australian continent evolved. Describes the origins of Australia's plants and animals. DVD
Lizards of Oz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blow-up lizard dolls, lizards on treadmills and lizard underpants with built-in radio transmitters are the unorthodox but effective methods scientists are using to reveal the secret lives of lizards. And there's plenty of opportunity to study them in Australia, the kingdom of the lizard, and a continent with more species than any other on the planet
Wolves of the sea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member 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
Survival on the reef( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a spring night, a spawning of coral takes place on the largest coral reef in the world - the Great Barrier Reef off the north-eastern coast of Australia. The reef plays host to the greatest diversity of plant and animal life found in any part of the sea. But limited resources have led to a constant struggle for many of the sea creatures who employ fascinating techniques to survive - camouflage, armour, spines, and even relationships with unrelated species form a diverse defence system
Wombats bulldozers of the bush( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film examines the myths and realities of wombat life both above and below the ground
Night of the bogongs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing the latest in filmmaking techniques, this film follows the fascinating 800km migration of the Bogong Moth, one of the longest of the insect marathons. In their billions they ascend, climbing high into the jet-stream which carries them south. Navigating by the light of the moon, these moths cover hundreds of kilometres in a single night. But the survival test has only just begun. Over the coming days, weeks and months they must battle other creatures, weather, humans and time
Hello possums( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoarse coughs and bumps in the night can be blamed on the Brushtail possum, the most successful of all Australian marsupials to adapt to city living. With 24 known species of possums in Australia, some are regarded as pests, others as rare, and a few even endangered. A look at their behaviour reveals that sharing the environment with possums can be a pleasure rather than a problem
The big wet by Jeremy Hogarth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member 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
Year of the Gagadju( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A land of rivers and flood plains, paperbark and eucalypt woodlands split by ancient sandstone cliffs - this is the home of Bill Neidjie and the Gagadju people. Part of Kakadu National Park in Australia, the region is an ever-changing vista that rules the lives of the Gagadju people. They divide their year into six seasons which can be heralded by a plant coming into flower, dragon flies swarming, a change in wind direction or grasshoppers singing to welcome a new season
River red( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary shows the river red gum in its natural habitat, sheltering insects and marsupials, and its battle for survival
From the snow to the sea( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the microscopic drama of an animal-eating plant to the majesty of the sea eagle, this program explores the vital connection between the water and wildlife in a unique corner of Australia. It's a story of the water's journey from alpine peaks to the fertile coastal lakes of the Gippsland watershed over the span of four seasons: the winter snows in the high country, the icy torrents of the spring thaw, summer bushfires and autumn flooding in the lakes
Spirits of the forest( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of Paradise hold a magnetic attraction for the highland people of Papua New Guinea who greatly prize their delicate and spectacular plumes as symbols of wealth. Also used as decoration in tribal rituals, the village men search the forests in the hunt for the feathered gold. This program explores the elaborate courtship rituals and remarkable sexual displays of these exotic birds and the relationship between the highlanders and their feathered friends
Clash of the carnivores( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the rugged, fortress-like island of Tasmania on Australia's southern tip, live Tasmanian Devils, Tiger Quolls and Eastern Quolls, carnivores and marsupials alike. These pouched killers survive by living in a precarious harmony whilst competing for a limited resource - flesh. While the ferocious devils appear to be the greatest winners, there seems to be an unexpected alliance in this on-going Clash of the Carnivores
Bird man of paradise( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climbing high in the treetops of some of Australia's most inaccessible rainforests is a man on the hunt - on the hunt for one of the four species of Birds of Paradise that exist on the island continent. John Young is one of the few who know where to find the magnificent male birds as they perform their spectacular dance-like mating display in an attempt to impress potential partners. Join him on an amazing journey of discovery
Emus curious companions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somewhat gawky bird that has the most unexpected sexual habits is probably Australia's most recognisable bird. The emu is found over most of the country, from the tip of Cape York, through the centre and down into the south. But for a bird so common, we are only just now finding out about its habits. Life for the male emu is not only hard work but has little reward, while the female enjoys the luxury of running the show in the emu world
Rivers of fire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volcanic eruption in Northern Queensland more than 199,000 years ago spewed lava streams 23 kilometres long creating the Undara lava tubes. A remarkable refuge for wildlife, researchers are drawn to the tubes to discover why the population of cave creatures is so high; to examine the similarity of its basalt to that on the Moon; and to observe the changes that the seasons bring to the lives of the bats, beetles, spiders, mites, flies and moths that inhabit them
Nature's gamblers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We resoundingly applaud life strategies that neatly exploit a particular evolutionary strength but forget that such risks can make an animal or plant vulnerable. Will life that has become so specialised and attuned to a particular ecological niche be able to adapt again to a changing world or will it evolve itself into extinction? What is the price of such specialisation when we see the past littered with many such failed 'success' stories?
Sperm wars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In most species, long-held notions of motherhood, fatherhood and monogamy are being questioned, with evidence showing that even females presumed to be monogamous mate with more than one male during their reproductive cycle. Only recently have scientists observed the intriguing tactics used in the battle to ensure that a males sperm reaches the female egg and not a competing male's sperm
Cat wars( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Victorian hills of Australia, there's a curfew - a curfew on cats. And it's all because the local population of lyrebirds has been decimated by feral cats and foxes over the past few years. But the curfew decision has created problems of its own, splitting the local community down the middle. Cat Wars looks at the lifestyle of these rare and exotic birds and the reactions of the local people to the solutions
Portrait painter to the birds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dazzling and colourful programme, Sir David Attenborough reveals two of his greatest passions, Birds of Paradise and the art of bird illustration. They are combined in the work of William Cooper, one of the greatest of all bird painters. At his home in tropical Queensland, Australia, the artist introduces Sir David to a local Bird of Paradise whose portrait he is to paint. The film illuminates the history and technique of bird illustration, as it follows the progress of the painting
 
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English (56)