Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘Tasmania’

20 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Across Bass Strait documentary – 1974

The action on board the boats dominates this record of the 1974 Bass Strait Yacht Race.

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Fanny Cochrane Smith’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Songs music – 1903

These are the first and last recordings of traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language.

First Australians – Episode 2, Her Will to Survive documentary – 2008

This episode covers the period from 1825–60 and European settlement in Tasmania, told through the stories of Truganini and George Augustus Robinson.

For the Term of His Natural Life feature film – 1927

The use of locations, particularly Port Arthur, is probably the film’s strongest asset, lending both veracity and visual impact. The other real strength of the film is its confident use of special effects.

Franklin River Journey documentary – 1980

Amateur botanist Antonius Moscal says that rafting down the wilderness of the Franklin River reminds him of the definition of God.

The Franklin Wild River documentary – 1980

Bob Brown takes a rubber dinghy through spectacular rapids as part of a filmed campaign to halt plans to flood the Franklin River.

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Ghosts of Port Arthur documentary – c1932

A ‘novelty travel talk’ by Ken G Hall in 1930 has other resonances today: violent encounters after European settlement and the horror of the Port Arthur massacre.

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Irkanda IV music – 1967

This is a 1967 recording of the first major work by leading Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.

Isle of Many Waters sponsored film – 1939

The opening credits read 'a portrayal by Frank Hurley described by himself’ and contain the relaxed and descriptive narration style evident in many of his travelogues.

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Maidens short film – 1978

Almost four years in the making, Maidens sparked impassioned debate and became compulsory viewing in women and film courses around the country.

Manganinnie feature film – 1980

Tasmania, 1830. Joanna, a little white girl, is adopted by Manganinnie, an Aborigine who has survived a slaughter.

More Winners – The Journey television program – 1990

On an isolated Tasmanian mountain, 12-year-old Ada lives with her wealthy father Justus. Housekeeper Martha is plotting to secure the family fortune for herself.

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Rare Chicken Rescue documentary – 2008

After a battle with depression Queensland chicken breeder Mark Tully embarks on a mission to protect the endangered chickens who, he reckons, saved his life.

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping feature film – 1997

Sonja Buloh returns to Hobart 20 years after leaving her violent father, Bojan. Their reunion ignites painful memories of shattered family life.

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The Tale of Ruby Rose feature film – 1987

In 1933 Ruby Rose leaves her isolated home in the Tasmanian highlands to rediscover her past.

Tasmanian countryside, Hobart and Tasmanian Tiger historical – c1932

A Tasmanian Tiger, Hobart City and the Tasmanian countryside are all showcased in this black-and-white actuality footage from the early 1930s.

Tasmanian Tiger Footage historical – 1932

In 1932, zoologist and naturalist David Fleay filmed some of the last known moving images of a living (now extinct) Tasmanian tiger.

The Tasmanian Tiger sponsored film – 1960

This documentary – a partly-dramatised look at Tasmania’s animals and birds – is a good example of innovative documentary making in the early 1960s.

Tiga short film – 1987

This animated short film is an homage to an extinct Australian species.

Touch the Sun – Devil’s Hill television program – c1988

With his gap-toothed smile and great integrity, Badge is the delightful hero of this adventure story based on the classic Australian children’s novel.