A long shot that paid off: CSIRO’s Atomic Absorption Project (1970)
The discovery in the early nineteenth century that chemical elements could be identified by observing their emission spectra led to the development of accurate methods of chemical analysis based on atomic emission spectra.
This study is the story of rainmaking in Australia - from the first tentative experiments with dry ice to the present, large-scale operations using silver iodide as the seeding agent.
Bird banding in Australia (1964)
If the field biologist is to advise on the conservation of rare birds and the control of pests, he must be able to study birds in their natural environment and to record their pattern of behaviour over a number of years. But first, he must be able to identify individuals in a species.
Challenge of the North: The Katherine Area (1960)
A scientific field survey of the natural resources of the Katherine-Darwin region of the Northern Territory was undertaken in 1946. This film shows how the area was divided into `land systems' - regions with the same pattern of topography, soil types and vegetation - and why one particular land system, which became known as the `Tipperary', was selected for intensive field study.