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10 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Yanks Down Under documentary – 1983

This documentary profiles Americans in the entertainment business, including a 16-year-old Marcia Hines brought to Australia by the musical Hair.

The Flying Vet documentary – 1984

The bonus for the viewer is that the vet, and his wife, provide a real sense of what it’s like to live in remote Australia.

Grave of the President documentary – 1984

In 1942, ocean liner President Coolidge accidentally struck two allied mines and sank. One of the world’s biggest shipwrecks is now a popular dive destination.

Neptune’s Nippers documentary – 1984

At the age of 12, Jason Duplator won a scholarship from the Wildlife Research Institute to participate in a marine training program.

Out of Darkness documentary – 1984

One of the most valuable messages of Out of Darkness is that the Australian landscape is in fact an Indigenous artefact.

The Ship That Shouldn’t Have documentary – 1984

A scientific expedition aboard the steam-powered Cheynes 2 was beset by disasters. The members of the expedition were lucky to survive.

Shooey’s Little World documentary – 1984

Keith and Gladys Shoesmith live in the country with their six children. An interesting insight into the family life of a genuine battler.

Butterfly Island – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1985

A young Vietnamese refugee on the run complicates the Wilson family’s attempts to save idyllic Butterfly Island from a crooked resort developer.

For a Price documentary – 1985

This catalogue of what kinds of sex there was for sale in the mid-1980s, also makes a link between drugs and prostitution.

China, the Long March documentary – 1986

There is much to learn from this work about China’s Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, who died in 1976.