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Animal weapons: Tasmanian devil

This is a colour clip that shows Tasmanian devils ('Sarcophilus harrisii') scavenging for food at night. A Tasmanian devil feeds on a wallaby carcass, aggressively defending its find from a second larger devil. The two fight noisily over the dead animal with a ritual display of aggression until the first devil eventually ...

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Logging trucks blockade Parliament House, Canberra, 1995

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 16 cm x 21 cm, taken by Reg Alder in January 1995, of logging trucks involved in a blockade of Parliament House in Canberra. The trucks are large articulated units and one has a banner attached referring to the timber industry. The protest was a reaction against the Australian ...

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'Around a gum tree', 1949 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a 1949 black-and-white documentary entitled 'Around a gum tree', narrated by Wilfrid Coad Thomas. It is about Australian life, and is based around different species of gum trees. It was made under the auspices of the Shell Film Unit. The excerpt opens with a man spraying water on a forest fire, then ...