Everest ER
28:43

Everest ER

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC January 8, 2009

Health and PE

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
For this team of doctors, patients include everyone from the elite of the world's climbing communities, frostbitten and dying from pulmonary oedema, to holiday trekkers with ...

For this team of doctors, patients include everyone from the elite of the world's climbing communities, frostbitten and dying from pulmonary oedema, to holiday trekkers with altitude sickness, and local children suffering from all the illnesses you might expect to find in one of the world's poorest countries. These volunteers must make life and death decisions on a daily basis, a world away from the facilities of a modern hospital. Evacuation from this altitude is either a two-day walk on the back of a porter or an expensive and dangerous helicopter ride.

The Megafalls Of Iguacu
48:26

The Megafalls Of Iguacu

ABC December 7, 2008

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Deep in the heart of South America, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay collide, lies one of the most spectacular geographical secrets of the natural world - Iguacu, a place ...

Deep in the heart of South America, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay collide, lies one of the most spectacular geographical secrets of the natural world - Iguacu, a place forged from the explosive clashing of the earth's tectonic plates. Over five kilometres long and 100 metres high, Iguacu is the greatest waterfall on Earth. Five times the size of Niagara, some 2000 tonnes of water pour over its 300 cascades each second. These awesome falls are also home to one of the richest habitats on earth: 2000 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 50 different mammals and more reptiles and insects than anyone has been able to count.

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:26

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Bushfires

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC September 20, 2007

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bushfire is a natural part of our bushland environment but can have a devastating effect on people's lives. This program shows how to assess your property's vulnerability to ...

Bushfire is a natural part of our bushland environment but can have a devastating effect on people's lives. This program shows how to assess your property's vulnerability to bushfires and how to prepare before the bushfire season. It also explains measures you can take if a fire is approaching, how you should react if caught in a bushfire and what to do once the fire has passed.

Bushfire Summer
27:13

Bushfire Summer: State On Fire

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC January 29, 2007

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The state is on fire. It's only January 23, 2006 and already it's the worst bushfire summer Victoria has seen for years. Homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of ...

The state is on fire. It's only January 23, 2006 and already it's the worst bushfire summer Victoria has seen for years. Homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of animals have burnt to death and vast tracts of land are still burning out of control.

The Explorers
29:33

The Explorers: The Desert Explorers

Episode 10 ABC November 18, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach tells the story of the last epic adventure, the conquest of the western desert. The overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin, built along Stuart's track, ...

Bill Peach tells the story of the last epic adventure, the conquest of the western desert. The overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin, built along Stuart's track, established frontier camps from which the explorers reached the west coast.

The Explorers
29:04

The Explorers: South to North

Episode 9 ABC November 15, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach reports on the race to cross Australia from south to north. Both South Australia and Victoria wanted to capture this honour for themselves.

Bill Peach reports on the race to cross Australia from south to north. Both South Australia and Victoria wanted to capture this honour for themselves.

The Explorers
29:45

The Explorers: East to North

Episode 8 ABC November 14, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach describes the first attempts to open an overland track from the eastern settlements to the coast of northern Australia.

Bill Peach describes the first attempts to open an overland track from the eastern settlements to the coast of northern Australia.

The Explorers
29:15

The Explorers: East to West

Episode 7 CH2 November 13, 1991

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bill Peach tells the story of Edward John Eyre, the young explorer who set off with four companions to make a westward journey across the Nullarbor Plain.

Bill Peach tells the story of Edward John Eyre, the young explorer who set off with four companions to make a westward journey across the Nullarbor Plain.

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
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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

Fraser Island
6:30

Fraser Island

Clip from Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current

Geography

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Learn how the World Heritage listed Fraser Island came to be the largest sand island in the world. How do the sand dunes change on Fraser Island? Why is the microscopic fungi ...

Learn how the World Heritage listed Fraser Island came to be the largest sand island in the world. How do the sand dunes change on Fraser Island? Why is the microscopic fungi on the sand dunes important to the plants on Fraser Island? Why were thousands of trees logged many years ago on Fraser Island?

Land and Sea water cycle
2:28

Land and Sea water cycle

Clip from Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current

Geography

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Naturalist Neil Hewett describes the symbiotic relationship between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Why is DMS (dimethylsulfide) such an important climate gas?

Naturalist Neil Hewett describes the symbiotic relationship between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Why is DMS (dimethylsulfide) such an important climate gas?

Why mangroves need to be conserved for the future
3:30

Why mangroves need to be conserved for the future

Clip from Totally Wild

Geography

3-4
5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Where are mangroves located? How do they protect the shoreline? What kinds of animals shelter in mangroves? Why are they known as 'coastal kidneys'? How do mangroves improve ...

Where are mangroves located? How do they protect the shoreline? What kinds of animals shelter in mangroves? Why are they known as 'coastal kidneys'? How do mangroves improve ocean water quality? How have mangrove trees adapted to survive changing conditions around them?

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
2:44

Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

Geography

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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.