Australian Government Films (1920-1928)
Series title for Film Collection nos. 8-12.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Australian ornithologist R. T. Littlejohns spent four years in the bush filming the beautiful lyrebird, resulting in this rare footage of the bird's behavior. A female lyrebird and her chick are the initial focus of the film; the mother bird is seen gathering food for the chick; later the young bird leaves the nest. The focus then shifts to the male lyrebird and his spectacular display behavior. A complete bird song, comprised of many imitative calls, is featured on the film's soundtrack.
Animals of the Canberra Reserve, located in the Australian Capital Territory in southeastern New South Wales, are featured in this film: kangaroos, tree kangaroos, bandicoots, pademelons, kangaroo rats, wallabies, opossums, albino opossums, flying opossums, wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, tiger cats, spotted native cats, echidnas and platypuses.
- Adelaide Region (S. Aust.) -- Description and travel 1
- Animals -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory 1
- Birds -- Australia 1
- Birds -- Nests -- Australia 1
- Birdsongs -- Australia 1
- Canberra Reserve (A.C.T.) 1
- Coral reef animals -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) 1
- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- Description and travel 1
- Lyre-birds 1
- Lyre-birds -- Nests 1
- Marine animals -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) 1
- Marine plants -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) 1
- Merino sheep -- Australia 1
- Merino sheep -- Economic aspects -- Australia 1
- Sheep ranches -- Australia 1
- Sheep-shearing -- Australia 1
- Tourism -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) 1
- Wildlife refuges -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory 1
- Wool industry -- Australia 1 ∧ less