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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Landforms  >  Ridges

The Land That Waited, 1963: Opening up the west

This black-and-white clip from the documentary 'The Land That Waited' shows supposed differences between the British and the colonial-born in how they went about finding a route across the Blue Mountains. Supported by paintings, cartoons and drawings, the narration describes the British playing 'the game of exploring' and ...


Searchlight on Japan, c1948: Rehabilitation and re-education

This clip shows Allied attempts to 're-educate' the Japanese population and transform Japan into a peaceful democratic state after the Second World War. Street scenes show occupation forces mingling with civilians. In a library there are new textbooks about democracy, and the narrator says that 'existing textbooks have ...


National parks: Kakadu

This is a colour clip showing some of the landscapes, habitats, flora and fauna of Kakadu National Park during the monsoonal Wet. Beginning with the Stone Country, the clip reveals the topography of Kakadu's sandstone escarpments and some of the rock art galleries of its local Aboriginal peoples. The clip shows the frill-necked ...


The Incline, Mount Kembla Colliery, 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney, showing the self-acting incline at the Mount Kembla Colliery on the south coast of New South Wales. It shows an inclined railway for moving coal out of the mine, which is at the top ...


'Flying Dingoes' by Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri, 1974

This acrylic painting has a design superimposed on a map of the escarpment where the dingo became a landform. The central series of motifs reveal the dingo's body, with tracks on either side representing its paw marks. The dingo's long ears, depicted as elongated arcs on either side of the concentric circles, enabled it ...