A collection of videos from our archives.
Fire can be a Friend (1980)
Fire is a natural part of the Australian environment. Fire has been such a dominant factor that many native plants […]
“I Can Never Resist That Challenge” (1980)
This film is essentially a profile of Dr Tom Pressley whose research in the field of textiles makes an excellent case study of how an applied scientist operates.
The Rabbit in Australia (1979)
The story of the European rabbit in Australia must surely be one of the most amazing examples of an animal's ability to colonise a new land. Just how and why this happened makes a fascinating study.
A Tour of the Parkes Radio Telescope (1979)
Dr Jon Ables, an astronomer with the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, takes us on a tour of the 64 metre radio telescope near Parkes, New South Wales.
Yellow Dog Dingo (1978)
Wildlife scientists track and observe the dingo across Central Australia and the east coast. They conclude that there is nothing simple about dingo management.
New Mineral Detector (1978)
SIROTEM embodies Australian solutions to the shortcomings of overseas electronic devices trying to detect minerals hidden beneath our difficult types of soil.
The Australian Milking Zebu (1977)
Heat, disease and parasites prevent European breeds of dairy cattle from realising their full potential for milk production in tropical areas. Cattle native to these regions are hardy and adapted to the conditions but are poor milk producers.
In the late 1950's Australian agronomists realised that the native pastures of northern Australia had to be supplemented by new legumes to produce high quality feed for cattle.