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Follow the sun

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 9

Scope and Contents

In an effort to promote tourism to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian government produced this film. Atolls, Keppel and Duke Islands, beaches, and tourists sailing, waterskiing, fishing, swimming, and shelling introduce this vast reef along the coast of Queensland to the viewer. The wide variety of aquatic animals and plants shown include a cormorant rookery, newly hatched turtles scurrying to the sea, skimmers on shore, and underwater footage of puffers, rays, angelfish, sea horses, and coral.

Dates

  • between 1920 and 1939

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (11 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (11 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 16 mm. print.

General

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, producer.

Title
Follow the sun, between 1920 and 1939
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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