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Titles tagged with ‘natural resources’

10 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

The Origin of Oil sponsored film – c1923

Made for the Shell Company of Australia, this industrial documentary traces the path of oil from its initial extraction to the petroleum relied on by consumers.

Opal Mining Lightning Ridge documentary – c1925

Davidson collected over a million feet of footage over 40 years including the miracle of a man pulled from a mine shaft, never once hindered by the pipe in his mouth.

Thar She Blows documentary – c1931

A short documentary about a whale hunt, including the dissection of the carcass and the conversion of blubber to oil.

Silver City sponsored film – 1936

This film is narrated with Frank Hurley’s typical flamboyance and presents mining as instrumental to maintaining the livelihood of over 100,000 Australians.

Power to Win documentary – 1942

Having been determined medically unfit for the army, Charles Chauvel saw his film work as a contribution to the war effort.

Duff, Paul: Papua New Guinea home movie – c1949

This is a unique record of Australia’s interests in the natural resources of our Asia-Pacific neighbours.

The Forerunner documentary – 1957

The Forerunner positions the the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme’s as the country’s 'first major step towards the final solution of Australia’s water problem’.

The Changing Face of Australia documentary – 1970

The sheer beauty and grandeur of Uluru before and after a rainstorm is a highlight of this geological study.

Mad Max 2 feature film – 1981

Mad Max 2 is a more self-consciously mythic film than its predecessor, in a much more primal landscape, with a lot more action.

Beyond 2000 – Episode 287 television program – 1992

Research and innovation around the world that will change our lives beyond the year 2000. When axed by the ABC, the team created Beyond Tomorrow for the Seven Network.