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Islands in the Sky

This film portrays the alpine herb fields, fens and bogs of the high country of the Kosciuszko National Park in the Southern Alps of New South Wales.
Year : 1979 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : Dietmar Fill |
Mountain range with sun,orange light. Green land and river. Stream running over moss covered rocks. Lake surrounded by dry grass and snow. Dripping snow. Lizard on rock. Marsh marigold. Water running in stream. Small fish - Kosciuszko minnow - in stream. Grass scattered with alpine flowers. Purple snapdragon flowers, glacial eyebrights. Dwarf buttercup. Tadpole. Anemone buttercup through stages of development. Yellow flower and leaves, insects. Rocks and snow. Alpine water fern and mother shield fern. Coral heath. Carpet heath. Berries. Barren rocky landscape - Veltmark. Small purple flower, dwarf eyebright. White alpine flowers. Red spiky ascena. Lake Cootapatamba. Orchids including alpine leaf orchid. Lichen on rock. Yellow alpine flowers. Billy button daisies. Flower head. Mountain celery. Water trickling down rock. Yellow and black stripped corroboree frog and eggs. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 59787 | 9 mins 33 secs | 1970s | Kosciuszko National Park, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Native alpine flowers - purple grass trigger plant, candle heath, alpine mint bush, white alpine sundew, blanket of yellow flowers. Alpine silver snow daisy. Alpine sunray. Bee on yellow golden paper daisy. Grey clouds over top of rocky surface, wind through trees and grass, clouds moving up. Time-lapse clouds over stream and mountain slopes. Blue sky. Alpine flowers: yellow, white, pink, some against landscape. Waxy and royal bluebells, white mountain gentian. Mountain grasshopper climbing up grass. Butterfly on yellow flower. Slope partially covered in snow in autumn months. Barren landscape, Time-lapse shadow of clouds moving over slopes. Billy button daisies as puffs. Herbs on mountain slope. Time-lapse white clouds on blue sky coming up over mountain top. Sunlight breaks through and lights mountain. Rocky outcrop with scattered snow. Mist / clouds roll by. Ice on leaves. Snow covering rocks and plants. Mountains covered in snow, tops masked by cloud. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 59810 | 8 mins 25 secs | 1970s | Kosciuszko National Park, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |