FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Coral Kingdom

A survey of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 6.5 Minutes |
Director : Noel Monkman |
GS exposed coral in low tide over reef. WS across reef to shipwreck. WS group of people coral walking and closer shot with good examples of 1950's swimwear. CU man turning rock over and CU to a tropical muttonfish (abalone) which man picks up in hand. CU track of muttonfish without shell crawling over coral. CU tiger cowrie in spotted shell and MS being picked up.
Access No. 133462 | 1 min 10 secs | 1950s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS exposed coral in low tide over reef. CU hand squeezing soft corals in shallow water and CUs mushroom corals in water and being picked up by man. GS group of skeletal white corals on sand and CU man prodding the holes with sharp instrument. CUs flower-like coral polyps seen moving underwater at night.
Access No. 133463 | 1 min 32 secs | 1950s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS underwater in daylight and VS fish including boxfish, king snapper (governor brim). CU feather-like plumes of sea worm's gills spreading. CUs flat striped worm swimming. GS jellyfish swimming through water. CUs of spectacular pink Spanish Dancer swimming with strange undulating motion. VS Lima (scallop) snapping its two shells together to swim by jet propulsion.
Access No. 133464 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS feather starfishes moving about on sea floor. MS tropical octopus (reef octopus) with white spots on red body. CU hermit crab climbing into round white shell. VS striped Butterfly Cod (lionfish) swimming amongst corals. GS sea anemone sucking in passing fish and CUs anemonefish swimming freely amidst anemone. WS variety of fish swimming around white stag coral.
Access No. 133466 | 1 min 48 secs | 1950s | Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |