The Explorers
28:59

The Explorers: The Pinnacle of Fame

Episode 6 ABC November 12, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach describes the conquest of Australia's high mountain country. A Pole Dr. John Lhotsky was the first European to climb the snowy mountains. Another Pole, Paul ...

Bill Peach describes the conquest of Australia's high mountain country. A Pole Dr. John Lhotsky was the first European to climb the snowy mountains. Another Pole, Paul Strezlecki climbed and named Australia's Mt Kosciusko.

The Explorers
29:49

The Explorers: Australia Felix

Episode 5 ABC November 11, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach tells the story of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the stormy petrel of Australian exploration. Surveyor-general of new South Wales for nearly thirty years. He discovered ...

Bill Peach tells the story of Sir Thomas Mitchell, the stormy petrel of Australian exploration. Surveyor-general of new South Wales for nearly thirty years. He discovered Australia Felix or western Victoria.

The Explorers
29:30

The Explorers: The Secret of the Rivers

Episode 4 ABC November 8, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The most baffling question facing the early explorers was the destination of the inland rivers of NSW. Charles Sturt solved the mystery in an epic whale-boat journey to the ...

The most baffling question facing the early explorers was the destination of the inland rivers of NSW. Charles Sturt solved the mystery in an epic whale-boat journey to the mouth of the Murray River and back again.

The Explorers
30:12

The Explorers: Overland to Port Phillip

Episode 3 ABC November 7, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
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Bill Peach follows the tracks of Hume & Hovell, who established the overland route from Sydney to Melbourne which survives in today's Hume Highway.

Bill Peach follows the tracks of Hume & Hovell, who established the overland route from Sydney to Melbourne which survives in today's Hume Highway.

The Explorers
29:50

The Explorers: Across the Great Divide

Episode 2 ABC November 6, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
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Bill Peach retraces the early journeys of Evans, Oxley and Cunningham as they cross the Great Dividing Range & move west & north, discovering vast areas of good grazing land ...

Bill Peach retraces the early journeys of Evans, Oxley and Cunningham as they cross the Great Dividing Range & move west & north, discovering vast areas of good grazing land and many western flowing rivers

The Explorers
30:22

The Explorers: The Prison Walls

Episode 1 ABC November 5, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach retraces the first attempts to cross the Blue Mountains and the difficulties encountered by explorers like Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson

Bill Peach retraces the first attempts to cross the Blue Mountains and the difficulties encountered by explorers like Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
2:44

Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

Geography

7-8
9-10
11-12
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This video has closed captioning
Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Cotton fields in Bangladesh
3:58

Cotton fields in Bangladesh

Clip from Reality Trip

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The talent spend their first morning on the cotton fields of Bangladesh. They dress as the locals do and spend the morning picking cotton for Bangladesh's garment industry. ...

The talent spend their first morning on the cotton fields of Bangladesh. They dress as the locals do and spend the morning picking cotton for Bangladesh's garment industry. How much does the worker, Yasmin, earn a day? How does this compare to wages in Australia? How does it compare to the cost of a t-shirt in Australia? What are the conditions like for these workers?

The first expedition to Skull Rock
5:24

The first expedition to Skull Rock

Clip from Coast Australia

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

The five seasons
4:14

The five seasons

Clip from Gardening Australia

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Seasons and their effect on plants
4:27

Seasons and their effect on plants

Clip from Gardening Australia

Geography

7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
1:55

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

How Eurasia formed from Pangea
2:58

How Eurasia formed from Pangea

Clip from Rise of the Continents

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents
7:32

Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents

Clip from Rise of the Continents

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos
4:16

Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos
3:41

Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos
4:31

Mystery of the whale sharks of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the ...

Whales sharks come to the Galapagos in large numbers at the same time every year. Why they do this is still a mystery. It is not to feed but it could be that they come to the islands to give birth. Yet no whale pups have been seen.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)
7:48

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

Geography

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new ...

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new opportunities for all sorts of animals.