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An up-close look at one of nature's most remarkable creatures - the kangaroo.
Series : Australian Wildlife Series | Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 27 Minutes | Producer : David Bairstow, Joe Scully
Director : John Shaw |
Gs male red kangaroo rolling in grass. ECU snout and head of tree kangaroo. VS various wallabies.
Access No. 130520 | 2 mins 16 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial track over kangaroo bounding through outback landscape with scattered green trees. Closer tracks with rocks on red soil glinting in sunlight. Slow-motion track of bounding kangaroo.
Access No. 130521 | 1 min 11 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Very good CU of kangaroo bounding motion POV kangaroo with camera strapped to underbelly allowing close study of action between legs and tail. Aerial track of kangaroo bounding in slow-motion over outback and under trees.
Access No. 130522 | 42 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU track of rat kangaroo, potoroo, taking short fast bounds across grass then VS on grass. Slow-motion track of potoroo observing bounding motion. Zoom out from ECU pair in grass nest then zoom to eye. ECUs of head, ears, feet. VS bettong. ECUs claws, eye, snout, ears and curled tail. GS bettong slopping hopping away.
Access No. 130523 | 1 min 53 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle shot of rufous rat kangaroo. ECU large eyes, snout, ears and tail. CU stunted front legs and ECUS face of quokka. Aerial track of quokka bounding. VS quokkas at play. GS forest or mountain kangaroo of New Guinea. VS banded hare wallaby bounding quickly around enclosure.
Access No. 130524 | 1 min 18 secs | 1970s | Australia; Papua New Guinea. | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs Parma wallaby. GS swishing tail. CUs nail-tail wallaby. CU track along long tail to a horny spur at the end of its tail. ECU spur. VS medium size kangaroo bounding. GS tree kangaroo in tree bough and CUs pair in tree. Slow zoom through forest to tree kangaroo. VS tree kangaroo with white snout on forest floor then climbing tree.
Access No. 130525 | 2 mins 5 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS tree kangaroo with striped tail climbing along underside of branch. CU face of tree kangaroo with white snout. MS koala sitting on branch. GS cuscus spotlit moving about at night. MS ring-tail possum midway up tree. High angle GS of mole on red sandy earth. CUs of mouse-like burrowless? possum.
Access No. 130526 | 52 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Slow-motion of grey kangaroo bounding through forest. VS tree kangaroo with brown body and white muzzle climbing tree seen from various angles. CUs of claws and soft padded feet. MS tree kangaroo with brown muzzle being bothered by ants, scratching and grooming. Track of climbing up to fork in tree and feeding on leaves then leaping and climbing to other trees.
Access No. 130527 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom to group of kangaroos on large boulder at sunrise. Brief MS of rock wallaby peering out from between rocks. WS forest and VS kangaroos. VS wallabies grazing (possibly Whiptail Wallabies). CU kangaroo eating leaves. ECU tree kangaroo eating from seed pod held in front paws.
Access No. 130539 | 1 min 20 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS pair of small wallabies feeding on forest floor and VS kangaroos and wallabies eating. ECU kangaroo's mouth and shot of muzzle chewing. CUs tree kangaroo and kangaroo licking arms and paws. GS quokka bounding across sand and seaweed into water and tracks of it swimming then coming ashore. CU wet quokka.
Access No. 130540 | 2 mins 43 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS rock wallabies bounding down boulders and peering from behind rocks. LS bounding through forest. VS bounding over rocks. Track of Euros (or Hill Kangaroos or Wallaroos) across sandy ground. Track of and zooms to Grey kangaroos across grasslands. GS and tracks of grey kangaroos hopping through forest. Large group of Grey Kangaroos hopping along outskirts of forest.
Access No. 130541 | 1 min 47 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS red kangaroo courtship. CU female kangaroo cleaning pouch prior to birth of young. Female sits on tail for birth. ECUs of birth with tiny newborn leaving vaginal area after the sac drops to ground and climbing up to mother's pouch. ECU newborn attaching to teat. CUs young quokka returning to pouch. ECUs newborn quokka in pouch.
Access No. 130542 | 3 mins 36 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Zoom through forest to kangaroo. CU joey's had and legs protruding from pouch. tilt to mother. Slow-motion of potoroo bounding across grassland. Slow-motion kangaroo bounding through forest and jumping over log. Slow-motion kangaroo through long grasses.
Access No. 130543 | 3 mins 3 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |