Bush Slam
26:55

Bush Slam: Blinman

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC January 26, 2010

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This week, HG Nelson guides the Bush Slam ute into the remote town of Blinman, South Australia. He is accompanied by Melbourne poet and author, Alison Croggon, and Western ...

This week, HG Nelson guides the Bush Slam ute into the remote town of Blinman, South Australia. He is accompanied by Melbourne poet and author, Alison Croggon, and Western Australian poet, writer and editor, John Kinsella. John is predominantly a landscape poet and environmental activist and finds the vast arid landscape inspirational. As such, his first foray is down a dry creek bed littered with the detritus of the town.

Bush Slam
26:23

Bush Slam: Yarrabah

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC January 19, 2010

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
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This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by ...

This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by rainforest on one side and the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the other.

Bush Slam
26:19

Bush Slam: Corryong

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC January 12, 2010

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

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H.G. Nelson finds himself in the saddle as Bush Slam arrives in the Murray River high country in northern Victoria. Poets Emily Ballou and Ezra Bix are challenged to capture ...

H.G. Nelson finds himself in the saddle as Bush Slam arrives in the Murray River high country in northern Victoria. Poets Emily Ballou and Ezra Bix are challenged to capture the spirit of the area that inspired Australia's greatest poem - Banjo Patterson's The Man From Snowy River.

Death of the Megabeasts
52:05

Death of the Megabeasts

SBS January 10, 2010

Science

Geography

Biology

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, other extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the earth - the megafauna. In Australia some of the most bizarre to roam the ...

Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, other extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the earth - the megafauna. In Australia some of the most bizarre to roam the earth existed including a giant wombat, a huge kangaroo, a massive lizard and the earth's biggest flightless bird. For hundreds of thousands of years these were the heavy weight champions of the animal kingdom. But suddenly, inexplicably they vanished. Something happened which wiped them off the face of the planet forever.

Going Bush
25:57

Going Bush: The Kimberley

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 8, 2010

Earth and environment

Geography

Indigenous Australians

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This four-part series looks at what happens when two of Australia's best-known women, Olympic champion Catherine Freeman and actor Deborah Mailman, go bush across the top end ...

This four-part series looks at what happens when two of Australia's best-known women, Olympic champion Catherine Freeman and actor Deborah Mailman, go bush across the top end of Australia together. The series captures the experiences of these two self-confessed city girls and is a rollicking ride that captures the quintessential tourist experience of outback Indigenous Australia. It is a journey of physical, cultural and personal exploration and not just for Deborah and Catherine.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
29:10

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: Crete

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC January 7, 2010

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The stormy seas of the Cyclades take a turn for the worse as Francesco da Mosto approaches Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands, on his continuing voyage from Venice to ...

The stormy seas of the Cyclades take a turn for the worse as Francesco da Mosto approaches Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands, on his continuing voyage from Venice to Istanbul.

Bush Slam
26:14

Bush Slam: Stanley

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC January 5, 2010

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

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This week Bush Slam, with H.G. Nelson at the helm, drops anchor in the fishing town of Stanley on the northwest coast of Tasmania. H.G.'s guests - blue-collar poet, Geoff ...

This week Bush Slam, with H.G. Nelson at the helm, drops anchor in the fishing town of Stanley on the northwest coast of Tasmania. H.G.'s guests - blue-collar poet, Geoff Goodfellow, and country musician, James Blundell, step ashore to capture this charming town's character in verse in just three days.

Bush Slam
26:31

Bush Slam: Cowra

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 29, 2009

English

Geography

History

Critical thinking

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Sharpen your pencils and lick your biros for a television series like no other! Hosted by HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver), Bush Slam puts poets and poetry in motion across ...

Sharpen your pencils and lick your biros for a television series like no other! Hosted by HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver), Bush Slam puts poets and poetry in motion across Australia to discover the true spirit of the country. HG is at the wheel of the Bush Slam bus and each week he is taking two very different artists to explore a rural community and meet its people. The two poets are given just three days to capture the heart of the town in verse - and then the tricky bit, to perform their work before the locals in a live head-to-head poetry slam for a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down!

Final Chance To Save The Orangutans With Joanna Lumley
46:00

Final Chance To Save The Orangutans With Joanna Lumley

ABC December 26, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

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Joanna Lumley undertakes a personal journey to Borneo for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with orangutans, a species that could disappear within 50 years. The orangutan ...

Joanna Lumley undertakes a personal journey to Borneo for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with orangutans, a species that could disappear within 50 years. The orangutan population has declined by 90% in the last century and Joanna learns of the massive deforestation - to create palm oil that is used in everyday lives - that lies at the root of the problem.

Bushfire Summer
26:41

Bushfire Summer: Future On Fire

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 23, 2009

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Still reeling from the devastating 2006 January bushfires, Victoria's communities and bushland are just beginning to recover. Worst of all, no-one can be sure what February ...

Still reeling from the devastating 2006 January bushfires, Victoria's communities and bushland are just beginning to recover. Worst of all, no-one can be sure what February and March, or even April will hold.

Spectacled Bears
48:38

Spectacled Bears

ABC December 19, 2009

Biology

Earth and environment

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Once thought to be vegetarians, recent reports suggest spectacled bears are attacking cattle. This film travels across the Andean chain and deep into the Ecuadorian interior ...

Once thought to be vegetarians, recent reports suggest spectacled bears are attacking cattle. This film travels across the Andean chain and deep into the Ecuadorian interior to discover the truth behind this elusive animal.

Tchaikovsky In Italy
52:32

Tchaikovsky In Italy

SBS December 20, 2009

Music

Geography

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Using Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this program takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this ...

Using Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this program takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this great but deeply troubled composer.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
51:58

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: The Last Refuge

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC December 18, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
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A young 24-year-old, Theodore Roosevelt had a great love of hunting and became one of the national parks' greatest champions, after discovering there were bigger trophies to ...

A young 24-year-old, Theodore Roosevelt had a great love of hunting and became one of the national parks' greatest champions, after discovering there were bigger trophies to pursue. By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialisation had left many Americans worried about whether the country, once a vast wilderness, would have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks were rampant, and visitors thought nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Yellowstone Park's 'Old Faithful' geyser.

Journey Of Life
58:17

Journey Of Life: Human Life

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC December 17, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Strip away our clothes and ability to speak and our animal roots become clear. An alien biologist wouldn't hesitate to label us as a third chimpanzee. Yet in so many aspects ...

Strip away our clothes and ability to speak and our animal roots become clear. An alien biologist wouldn't hesitate to label us as a third chimpanzee. Yet in so many aspects of our lives, we are very different from other creatures. So how has the human race been forged by evolution, just like all the other animals, but then uniquely managed to break free from it.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
29:03

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: Badlands

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC December 17, 2009

Design and Technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Black Swan has docked near Athens so Francesco da Mosto heads off alone on a motorbike into the wild west of Greece - the Peloponnese.

The Black Swan has docked near Athens so Francesco da Mosto heads off alone on a motorbike into the wild west of Greece - the Peloponnese.

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
37:53

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC December 15, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin reaches his journey's end - the city of Istanbul at the end of Europe and the beginning of Asia, where the old Orient Express service terminated.

Gavin reaches his journey's end - the city of Istanbul at the end of Europe and the beginning of Asia, where the old Orient Express service terminated.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
51:53

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Colter's Hell

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 11, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an ...

A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it became America's first national park, Yellowstone.

Journey Of Life
58:49

Journey Of Life: Living Together

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 10, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.