Title Details

Phascolarctos Cinereus

A comprehensive and scientific study of the koala and its way of life from birth onwards.
Series : Australian Wildlife Series | Year : 1973 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : John Shaw, Vincent O'Donnell |
MS koala in gum tree reaching for gum leaves. CU young koala on tree trunk. VS graphics depicting various stages and types of mammals. Zoom to koala in gum tree, CU of face with eyes closed. Good CU of face of Brush-tailed possum and GS wombat. CU pan over rubble of dry outback playa lake. Tilt and zoom out from tropical green forest ferns.
Access No. 132574 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS snow-covered alps and track past iceberg and surrounding reflections and floes. WS hilly green landscape. WS two koalas silhouetted in tree. WS map of Australia with graphics depicting koala colonies. Tilt down gum tree to koala and other GS koalas in trees showing differences in colour and size. CUs koala eating gum leaves.
Access No. 132575 | 2 mins 16 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs koala's claws on branches and CU of hind limbs resting on tree trunk and zoom out to reveal koala in fork of tree. GS koala jumping from one tree to another. Track of koala climbing down tree to ground and quickly walking on all fours to a nearby tree. CU track following koala through grasses and GS running through grasses reaching tree which it jumps up.
Access No. 132576 | 1 min 40 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS koala swimming to semi submerged tree trunk and jumping up branch. Zoom out wet koala climbing trunk surrounded by others. VS koala high up in gum tree and CU eating gum leaf. CU manna gum (Eucalyptus vininalis) with stringy bark hanging. WS eucalyptus forest. GS koala climbing backwards down branch. Zoom to koala in gum tree.
Access No. 132577 | 2 mins 12 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS and CUs koala in gum tree sniffing bark. VS koalas in trees and VS courting ritual with male trumpeting, climbing up to female and VS female squealing and tussling with male. WS pair in tree at night. Ws graphics depicting and explaining koala reproductive organs and birth. ECUs newly born koala young with VS climbing to mother's pouch. Micro shots of newly born koala in pouch attached to nipple
Access No. 132578 | 4 mins 15 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA/CSIRO | Colour |
Good CU sleeping face of koala and tilt down to five-month old young in pouch with just eye and paw visible. VS almost hairless six-month old koala clinging to mother's back and eating partly digested gum leaves from the mother's caecum (an organ in the digestive tract). CU young koala on mother's belly eating leaves from branch. CU mother moving up branch with young on her belly.
Access No. 132579 | 1 min 16 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA/CSIRO | Colour |
Good CU young koala unsteadily climbing branch and calling to mother. Tilt to mother higher up in tree and young reaching her and climbing onto belly. Tilt up to koala in tree top. Zoom out from koala to WS of open eucalypt forest. CU old koala eating gum leaves. Track koala leaping along up tree trunk. CU claw on trunk and tilt to koala's outstretched head. End titles.
Access No. 132580 | 2 mins 52 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA/CSIRO | Colour |