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Ted's Evolution Out Takes

Reputations and careers are on the line as Australian scientist Ted Steele takes on the establishment in a battle that could revolutionise the theory of evolution.
Year : 2001 | Total Duration : 54 Minutes | Producer : David Noakes, Lou Petho
Director : Lou Petho |
Tape 1 : Dr Ted Steele walking through building and entering Professor Bob Blanden's office, Ted and Bob discussing implications of recent US experiment, planning forthcoming experiment, examining paper.
Access No. 133782 | 30 mins 17 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 2: Interview Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden together talking about past experiments regarding the Lamarckian theory, objectives and plans for resuming research with collaborators, intention to display evidence of Lamarck's theory which is contra to classic Darwinian theory.
Access No. 133784 | 36 mins 3 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 3: VS Professor Bob Blanden working at his desk, interview Bob talking about working in cutting edge microbiology, fascination for scientific research in genetics, scientific discoveries, meeting Dr Ted Steele, working at John Curtin School of Medical Research for most of his scientific life, support from institute, writing book with Ted, various exterior shots of The John Curtin School of Medical Research.
Access No. 133785 | 28 mins 23 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 4: VS Dr Ted Steele working in office at Wollongong University, typing at computer keyboard, good CU's fingers at keyboard, data on screen, interview Ted talking about analysis of data, Paula working in laboratory, Ted discussing experiments with Paula, interview Ted in lab talking about his work in London for Medawar's lab in the 1980s, experiencing disruptions in his revolutionary project, his pursuit of new knowledge through science, his book titled Lamarck's Signature.
Access No. 133786 | 30 mins 52 secs | 1990s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 5: Interview Dr Ted Steele in laboratory at Wollongong University, talking about forthcoming trip to London to promote his book and research work, meeting Bob Blanden, interview Ted's wife Robyn Williams, third author of book Lamarck's Signature, talking about publication of book, reactions from other scientists, her work at university teaching network planning, new discoveries in biology, new technology and ideas in science, family life with Ted, writing book. Good CU's typing at laptop keyboard.
Access No. 133787 | 31 mins 27 secs | 1990s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 6: Meeting between Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, discussing Ted's forthcoming trip to London, 00:13:15 interview Barry Rolf.
Access No. 133788 | 31 mins 37 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 7: Dr Ted Steele packing with wife Robyn prior to his trip to London, leaving house, saying goodbye, airport shuttle.
Access No. 133789 | 14 mins 36 secs | 1990s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 8: VS Dr Ted Steele in London, good shots marching band, with crowds at Buckingham Palace, interview about seminars, response to his being in the UK, London scenes, catching Tube (Underground), Northwick Park Hospital, Ted talking about experiences and controversy in London in 1980s.
Access No. 133792 | 35 mins 43 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 9: VS Northwick Park Hospital, London, Dr Ted Steele in Underground, Ted at Charles Darwin's house, walking in grounds, Ted talking about Darwin and reflection, Ted writing notes, voiceover, Ted talking on phone to Bob Blanden about reactions in London, preparation for forthcoming radio interview.
Access No. 133796 | 34 mins 49 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 10: Dr Ted Steele in London hotel room speaking on telephone to Bob Blanden about reactions to his seminars. NB time-code re-starts 00:00:00 at 00:39:48. Ted getting dressed, having big English breakfast in restaurant, arrival at BBC Radio , talking with producer Pam Soverland, studio interview and debate with Dr Gabriel Dover, interview male producer, exterior BBC Broadcasting House.
Access No. 133797 | -13 mins -26 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 11: VS London skyline and buildings, Dr Ted Steele and Pam talking over drink in bar, arriving at radio station, radio interview with James Whalen in Talk Radio studio,
Access No. 133799 | 26 mins 45 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 12: Dr Ted Steele walking in London streets, interview at BBC Radio, interview at BBC World Service with journalist Martin Redfern and other experts in discussion.
Access No. 133809 | 35 mins 58 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 13: Damage at start of tape. Completion radio broadcast discussion at BBC World Service, Dr Ted Steele in discussion with other experts and journalist Martin Redfern, conversations in studio, VS London streets, traffic and buildings, River Thames, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Ted at Sotheby's, Sotherby's sign, VS London at night.
Access No. 133810 | 27 mins 33 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 14: Dr Ted Steele in London hotel room talking on phone to Professor Bob Blanden in Australia. Ted outside Arthur Kursler's house, exterior shots King's College.
Access No. 133813 | 25 mins 40 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 15: Dr Ted Steele giving lecture at King's College, Ted washing in hotel bathroom, drinks and discussion with friends.
Access No. 133815 | 36 mins 22 secs | 1990s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 16: VS Dr Ted Steele reading on plane, Ted in laboratory, VS lab technician doing experiments, interview Ted talking about experiments, interview John Shulster.
Access No. 133816 | 35 mins 54 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 17: Dr Ted Steele having meeting with Professor Bob Blanden on his return from London trip, man called Barry joins meeting for discussions.
Access No. 133817 | 36 mins | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 18: Dr Ted Steele in meeting with Professor Bob Blanden and Barry. Interview Barry talking about scientific research.
Access No. 133818 | 34 mins 23 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 19: VS science conference, speakers, audience, tea break, VS Professor Bob Blanden at conference.
Access No. 133819 | 34 mins 35 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 20: VS science conference, Rolf Zinkernagel, Professor Bob Blanden at back of auditorium, break, Bob preparing slides for presentation, talking with colleagues, Bob giving presentation.
Access No. 133822 | 35 mins 44 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 21: NB jumping tcd. Professor Bob Blanden giving presentation at science conference, Bob having breakfast, David Baltimore in audience, interview David Baltimore, discussions in foyer.
Access No. 133824 | 17 mins 29 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 22: Professor Bob Blanden in conversation in foyer at science conference, talk by Professor Bernard Malissen, VS conference, David Baltimore addressing conference, interviews with Bernard Malissen in English and French, conference ending.
Access No. 133826 | 30 mins 24 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 23: Dr Ted Steele arriving from overseas at Sydney Airport, conversation in laboratory about computer science report on Lamarckian experiments., VS scientific data and evidence.
Access No. 133829 | 19 mins 45 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 24: Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden having discussion about Ted's recent trip, looking at photo. Audio over colour bars after 00:22:44:07.
Access No. 133832 | 21 mins 28 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 25: Dr Ted Steele making preparations with Professor Bob Blanden, Ted talking about data results , going over notes, conversation between Ted and Bob.
Access No. 133833 | 28 mins 18 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 26: Professor Bob Blanden talking about review with Dr Ted Steele, two men preparing presentation, Ted practising talk.
Access No. 133836 | 34 mins 22 secs | 1990s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 27: NB jumping tcd. Dr Ted Steele practising presentation in consultation with colleagues, Ted leaving for airport, at Sydney Airport, talking about published paper, Professor Bob Blanden on telephone, Ted and Bob meeting and discussing talk.
Access No. 133839 | -205 mins -9 secs | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 28: Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden discussing talk and American collaborator Brendon Marshall, Ted talking about Australian Research Council grant.
Access No. 133841 | 36 mins 16 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia; Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 29: VS Dr Ted Steele typing at laptop at coffee table at home.
Access No. 133844 | 6 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 30: Dr Ted Steele working in his office at Wollongong University, reading and sending emails.
Access No. 133845 | 33 mins 21 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 31: Dr Ted Steele making telephone calls to media from his office at Wollongong University, talking to journalists, Ted talking about marking controversy at university, VS newspaper article clippings.
Access No. 133847 | 13 mins 11 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 32: Dr Ted Steele at The John Curtin School of Medical Science, talking to Professor Bob Blanden about court case, scientific research., Bob on phone to parliamentarian, two men discussing research data
Access No. 133848 | 31 mins 58 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 33: Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden having lunch with Gordon Adar at The John Curtin School for Medical Research, discussing newspaper reports on university soft marking scandal, Ted in office at Wollongong University, meeting with SBS crew for interview, setting up for interview in laboratory, filming in lab.
Access No. 133849 | 29 mins 34 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia; Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 34: Dr Ted Steele being interviewed by SBS in lab at Wollongong University about soft marking issues.
Access No. 133850 | 32 mins 8 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 35: SBS Television crew interviewing Dr Ted Steele outdoors, on tennis court.
Access No. 133851 | 14 mins 29 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 36: Dr Ted Steele walking in street talking about his dismissal by Wollongong University, talking on mobile in park, interview in park, Professor Bob Blanden being interviewed by ABC crew.
Access No. 133852 | 34 mins 58 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 37: Interview Professor Bob Blanden talking about the dismissal of Dr Ted Steele from Wollongong University, Bob speaking on phone to Ted.
Access No. 133853 | 21 mins 15 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 38: Dr Ted Steele arriving at Wollongong University in small silver car, packing up belongings, locked out of office, journalists, talking on mobile phone, various external shot university science faculty building, Ted returning to car to leave.
Access No. 134076 | 17 mins 31 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 39: Dr Ted Steele in home office talking to camera about his dismissal from Wollongong University, Ted in shuttle bus, arriving at Sydney Airport, VS departure lounge, Ted in cafe eating pizza, talking to camera his trip and federal court case on his dismissal, Ted at airport baggage hall (possibly Singapore), entering hotel room.
Access No. 134077 | 32 mins 32 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Sydney, NSW, Australia; Asia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 40: Dr Ted Steele waking up in hotel room in Ann Arbor, Michigan, various shots township, squirrel under tree, Ted walking around Ann Arbor convention centre, interview Ted, VS conference registration, Ted meeting Ken Augusten and guests.
Access No. 134078 | 33 mins 50 secs | 2000s | Michigan, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 41: VS symposium lunch, Dr Ted Steele at lunch, various speakers at opening of symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ted in audience, people leaving auditorium, interview Ken Augusten talking about his environmental research company and advancements in scientific research.
Access No. 134079 | 36 mins 15 secs | 2000s | Michigan, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 42: Interview Ken Augusten talking about audience members at symposium held in Ann Arbor, Dr Ted Steele's theory, Dr Ted Steele preparing notes in hotel room, getting ready, guests arriving at symposium venue in Ann Arbor, VS symposium session, morning tea break, Ted having discussion with IT on slides for presentation, man giving talk, Ted checking slides in auditorium.
Access No. 134080 | 35 mins 20 secs | 2000s | Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 43: Dr Ted Steele talking with symposium organiser Ken Augusten, Ted making preparations for talk in auditorium, Ted giving talk on molecular immunology, graphics on large screen, fielding questions from audience.
Access No. 134081 | 31 mins 45 secs | 2000s | Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 44: Dr Ted Steele fielding questions at symposium, guests on break, man from Viscom giving comments on Ted's talk, Ted making comments, young black American man giving presentation, Ted having lunch with other guests, interview Ken Augusten talking about conference, Ted having discussion with man from NASA in auditorium, interview man from NASA, interview Ted reflecting on conference, Ted in conversation with young male student on final day of symposium.
Access No. 134082 | 35 mins 13 secs | 2000s | Arbor, Michigan, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 45: Dr Ted Steele talking to student outside conference centre in Ann Arbor, Michigan, symposium guests having lunch on last day, Ted with student, interview with black American man, Ted on discussion panel at end of symposium. Ted walking along New York street at night, visiting friend Geoff Pollard and wife at their apartment, champagne and conversation on balcony, night views of New York, Ted and Geoff along street at night, VS New York streets, Empire State building, Ted and Geoff going for coffee at Starbucks.
Access No. 134083 | 36 mins 24 secs | 2000s | Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; New York, New York State, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 46: Dr Ted Steele and Geoff Pollard talking over coffee at outside table at Starbuck's cafe in New York.
Access No. 134084 | 21 mins 1 sec | 2000s | New York, New York State, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 47: VS Dr Ted Steele and Geoff Pollard talking as they walk down New York street, interview Geoff Pollard in park, talking about his relationship with Ted and his theories, nature of science, scientific research studies.
Access No. 134086 | 36 mins 31 secs | 2000s | New York, New York State, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 48: Interview Geoff Pollard in New York park, talking about immunology, Dr Ted Steele getting into cab, saying goodbye to friend Geoff, Ted talking in cab about friendship with Geoff, POV cab along New York streets, past tenement building with fire escapes, Ted making phone call at airport, boarding, reading on plane, arrival at Fiumicino Rome airport and met by Dr Corrado Spadafora, talking in car, arriving at Spadafora's home.
Access No. 134087 | 18 mins 29 secs | 2000s | New York, New York State, USA; Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 49: Dr Ted Steele and Dr Corrado Spadafora in Corrado's home on Ted's arrival in Rome, Corrado driving Ted around in car sightseeing, Ted having dinner with Corrado and Patricia, exterior restaurant, interview Ted in small kitchen as he prepares and eats breakfast, Ted and Corrado in university office, Ted at computer.
Access No. 134088 | 34 mins 40 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 50: Dr Ted Steele at computer in university office, Ted and Dr Corrado Spadafora having discussion about scientific research in their fields.
Access No. 134089 | 36 mins 30 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 51: Dr Ted Steele with Dr Corrado Spadafora in laboratory, Ted in discussions during set up for lecture, audience being seated, Ted giving lecture to Italian students.
Access No. 134090 | 30 mins 42 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 52: Dr Ted Steele finishing lecture to Italian students, packing up, Ted talking with scientists on experiments in Dr Corrado Spadafora's office, Ted and Corrado walking in Rome having conversations, outside Pantheon and Vittorio Emanuel Monument.
Access No. 134091 | 35 mins 1 sec | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 53: Dr Ted Steele and Dr Corrado Spadafora in discussion at Vittorio Emanuel Monument, VS overlooking Roman ruins, Ted talking with Patricia, drinks party in Corrado's garden, party in garden at night, people singing and dancing.
Access No. 134092 | 31 mins 47 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 54: Dr Ted Steele talking on telephone in Dr Corrado Spadafora's home, interview Ted as he washes up in kitchen, Ted and Corrado having discussion in living room, Corrado driving Ted, interview Ted standing outside Colosseum, Ted walking around Rome sightseeing.
Access No. 134093 | 35 mins 17 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 55: Dr Corrado Spadafora driving Dr Ted Steele to Fiumicino Rome Airport, VS POV car through streets of Rome, arrival at airport, departure and goodbye, VS lab assistant Ilaria carrying out experiment with test tube samples, noting down data.
Access No. 134094 | 34 mins 35 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 56: VS laboratory assistant carrying out experiments, mice in clear cage, VS experiments using centrifuge, Dr Corrado Spadafora working on experiment, female lab assistant.
Access No. 134095 | 33 mins 48 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 57: Interview Dr Corrado Spadafora talking about Dr Ted Steele's work on the Lamarckian theory, gene and DNA research.
Access No. 134096 | 31 mins 53 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 58: Interview Dr Corrado Spadafora talking about scientific experiments with DNA.
Access No. 134097 | 35 mins 23 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 59: Interview Dr Corrado Spadafora talking about DNA research, Corrado and students in laboratory, looking at and discussing results of experiment, Corrado working, VS B&W moving images of DNA cells on computer screen, Ilaria looking through microscope, working on experiment mixing DNA and sperm.
Access No. 134098 | 32 mins 41 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 60: VS operation on white mouse, VS university students on campus, students having discussion in Italian, male student interviewed, speaking in English and Italian, VS Dr Corrado Spadafora's papers and data.
Access No. 134099 | 22 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 61: Exterior shots Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Colosseum, VS Rome street scenes, traffic, ruins, VS Dr Corrado Spadafora working on weekend, emailing Dr Ted Steele, going to work on a Sunday. London - interview BBC radio producer Martin Redfern talking about his interest in unorthodox ideas.
Access No. 134100 | 36 mins 23 secs | 2000s | Rome, Italy, Europe; London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 62: Interview Mai Won Ho talking about Dr Ted Steele's work, interview Peter Saunders talking about science.
Access No. 134101 | 34 mins 58 secs | 2000s | London. England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 63: Interview Andre Langaney talking about his scientific work, genetics, Lamarckian concepts.
Access No. 134102 | 36 mins 32 secs | 2000s | Paris, France, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 64: VS statue of evolution theorist Jean-Baptiste a Lamarck in park, people walking in park, quick shot pretty tree-lined avenue.
Access No. 134103 | 7 mins 8 secs | 2000s | Paris, France, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 65: VS exterior The John Curtin School of Medical Research in winter, winter trees with bare branches, Dr Ted Steele interviewed, Ted walking through grounds to building, meeting with Professor Bob Blanden in office, discussing work of Italians.
Access No. 134104 | 33 mins 50 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 66: Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden having discussions in Bob's office, having lunch in common room.
Access No. 134105 | 9 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 67: VS people at work in control room in Senate, Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden having conversation in lift, having coffee and lunch, interview Ted about Senate hearing, returning to inquiry room, high court.
Access No. 134106 | 29 mins 27 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 68: Dr Ted Steele at Senate inquiry, talking with Kim Kar, Ted speaking on university grading, Professor Bob Blanden giving comments, VS hearing in progress.
Access No. 134107 | 33 mins 2 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 69: Senate inquiry regarding university marking process, Dr Ted Steele and Professor Bob Blanden giving evidence, Natasha Stott Despoija on panel.
Access No. 134108 | 35 mins 3 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 70: Senate inquiry on university marking process, Dr Ted Steele giving evidence, Natasha Stott Despoija on panel, Ted leaving inquiry room, various conversations about the hearing with the press, Ted and Bob leaving, interview Ted, interview Kim Karr, Parliament House.
Access No. 134109 | 17 mins 56 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 71: Statue of Queen Victoria, VS exterior Federal Court, Dr Ted Steele outside court building, interview Ted about his appeal, Ted being photographed, interview female lawyer outside court building, Ted talking to press, Ted having a beer having won his appeal, talking about judges in court of appeal.
Access No. 134110 | 36 mins | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 72: Dr Ted Steele outside Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel talking to Professor Bob Blanden on mobile phone about Federal Court appeal, VS Ted outside pub, Ted interviewed by press outside Federal Court about winning his appeal, VS outside court building, interview union member.
Access No. 134111 | 30 mins 52 secs | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 73: Dr Ted Steele with colleagues and friends celebrating at Sketches Restaurant.
Access No. 134112 | 24 mins 52 secs | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 74: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about his sacking from Wollongong University and events leading up to his dismissal, winning court appeal, plans for future.
Access No. 134113 | 35 mins 55 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 75: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about his background, growing up in Darwin, parents, career.
Access No. 134114 | 35 mins 45 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 76: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about career, experiments, theories, passion for science.
Access No. 134115 | 33 mins 46 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 77: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about publishing and presenting his evolution theories, contending with opposition in early years.
Access No. 134116 | 35 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 78: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about scientific experiments, data analysis; 00:10:12 VS Ted at work in his home office, at computer, on phone, papers and files.
Access No. 134117 | 35 mins 18 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 79: Wollongong steelworks, VS signs for Wollongong University, VS Wollongong, Canberra, Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, Dr Ted Steele at home going through papers, talking about Lamarckian theory, response to his own publications on his hypothesis, reading papers and book.
Access No. 134118 | 34 mins 38 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 80: VS Dr Ted Steele with various papers, looking at book √íLamarck Revisited√ď, letters, interview Ted's wife Robyn Williams talking about writing book with Ted, Ted's dismissal from Wollongong University, family life.
Access No. 134119 | 32 mins 59 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 81: Interview Dr Ted Steele's wife Robyn Williams about Ted's involvement with the sciences, Lamarckian theory, interview Ted and Robyn in garden about writing book, overcoming hurdles; 00:16:50 Ted walking small dog (Jack Russell) along beach with Wollongong steelworks in B/G, VS Ted in his untidy home office, data on computer screen, interview Ted in office talking about gene antibodies data.
Access No. 134136 | 33 mins 29 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 82: Interview Dr Ted Steele talking about his scientific research, VS working at computer, VS untidy home office, books, momentos, letters, papers, files; 00:19:30 VS Ted and others playing tennis.
Access No. 134137 | 34 mins 24 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 83: VS Dr Ted Steele and friends playing tennis, good CU's racquet and footwork, men relaxing after match, interviews Ted's friends.
Access No. 134139 | 32 mins 58 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 84: Interview friends of Dr Ted Steele after friendly Sunday tennis match, interview Ted talking about tennis and friends, Ted cooking barbecue, CU's meat and onions cooking, Ted's wife Robyn talking about friendships, VS social gathering in park, having lunch, VS Ted getting into car, seatbelt, WS Wollongong suburb, Ted driving along street.
Access No. 134142 | 33 mins 48 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 85: Dr Ted Steele driving car, talking on hands free phone, VS traffic on road, POV car along country road lined by bushland, VS Ted driving, POV car along freeway (route 31), road signs for Canberra, POV car Lake George, Ted driving into Canberra.
Access No. 134145 | 32 mins 52 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 86: Interview Professor Bob Blanden in his home talking about friendship with Dr Ted Steele, Ted arriving, Ted and Bob having chat over glass of wine, having conversations in Bob's office.
Access No. 134146 | 31 mins 43 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 87: Dr Ted Steele at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Ted and Professor Bob Blanden in Bob's office, conversations about experiments with scientist Andrew Franklin, Ted and Bob examining data, men in laboratory looking at New Scientist magazine, Andrew talking on phone.
Access No. 134147 | 35 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 88: Professor Bob Blanden, Dr Ted Steele and PhD student Andrew Franklin talking about set-back for major experiment, Bob and Ted in armchairs talking in Bob's office, colleague enters room, three men conversing, Ted making notes in laboratory, interview Ted in lab talking about how he started project, comments from Bob.
Access No. 134148 | 34 mins 5 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 89: Interview Dr Ted Steele outside The John Curtin School of Medical Research talking about his scientific work, VS exterior shots research centre, interview PhD student Andrew Franklin talking about his interest in science, current experiments, truth of science.
Access No. 134149 | 33 mins 40 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 90: Interview researcher Dr Arno Mullbacher talking about meeting Dr Ted Steele, his thoughts on Ted's Lamarckian theory and experiments.
Access No. 134150 | 32 mins 44 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 91: Interview researcher Dr Arno Mullbacher talking about Dr Ted Steele's character, Lamarckian research, in laboratory talking about details of experiments, Arno carrying out experiment.
Access No. 134152 | 27 mins 54 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 92: Interview Professor Bob Blanden talking about meeting Dr Ted Steele and first impressions, early days of immunology research in Australia, Ted's controversial ideas.
Access No. 134155 | 31 mins 53 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 93: Interview Professor Bob Blanden talking about Dr Ted Steele's research experiments on Lamarck's theory.
Access No. 134157 | 33 mins 16 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 94: Interview Professor Bob Blanden talking about collaboration on gene experiments, peoples' reactions to Dr Ted Steele's controversial theories, relationship with Ted, interview academic talking about appointing Ted at university department.
Access No. 134160 | 35 mins 6 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 95: Interview university academic Derrick Brown talking about opinion of Dr Ted Steele, Ted wanting to attract attention, VS office furniture, papers, files, PhD student Andrew Franklin at work in laboratory.
Access No. 134162 | 33 mins 55 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 96: VS PhD student Andrew Franklin at work in laboratory, VS laboratory equipment, Andrew looking at experiment results, consulting with professor, interview Andrew talking about experiment, graphics on screen.
Access No. 134164 | 31 mins 5 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 97: VS PhD student Andrew Franklin carrying out scientific experiment, interview academic (name unknown) talking about scientific research, colleague Dr Ted Steele.
Access No. 134165 | 32 mins 19 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 98: VS female technician carrying out experiment in science laboratory, looking through microscope, VS laboratory, CU's bottles and equipment, corridor, VS portrait paintings and plaques at The John Curtin School for Medical Research, sign for research centre, autumn leaves, WS and pans Canberra.
Access No. 134166 | 34 mins 6 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 99: Interview academic John Reeves talking about scientific research, interview academic John Schuster.
Access No. 134167 | 34 mins 48 secs | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 100: Interview academic John Schuster, Schuster walking through University of NSW campus, VS students.
Access No. 134168 | 34 mins 53 secs | 2000s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 101: Interview academic David Gordon Ada talking about Dr Ted Steele's research.
Access No. 134169 | 35 mins 54 secs | 2000s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 102: Interview academic David Martin talking about scientific research, David in laboratory working on experiment, interview female lab technician.
Access No. 134172 | 35 mins 55 secs | 2000s | Unknown | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 103: VS scientists working in laboratory, interview academic (name unknown) talking about experiences with Dr Ted Steele.
Access No. 134173 | 35 mins 56 secs | 2000s | Unknown | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 104: Interview Dr Ted Steele's wife Robyn Williams talking about immune system, VS Robyn in meeting with colleagues.
Access No. 134174 | 35 mins 55 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 105: VS Dr Ted Steele's wife Robyn Williams attending meeting with colleagues, scientist at work on samples in laboratory, noting down data, interview academic Gerry Both talking about meeting Ted Steele.
Access No. 134177 | 34 mins 36 secs | 2000s | Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 106: Interview academic Gerry Both talking about Dr Ted Steele's work, 00:15:30 various CU's gargoyles, stone buildings of Oxford University, VS Oxford township and buildings.
Access No. 134180 | 34 mins 21 secs | 2000s | Oxford, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 107: Interview English evolutionary geneticist Professor Gabriel Dover talking about genome research.
Access No. 134183 | 36 mins | 2000s | England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 107A: Interview English evolutionary geneticist Professor Gabriel Dover talking about genome research, VS working at his desk, view of red tile rooftops through window.
Access No. 134185 | 36 mins 4 secs | 2000s | England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 108: People playing tennis by river (Thames), VS punting and rowing on river, ducks, families, 00:11:48 interview Sir John Maddox talking about Lamarckian theories.
Access No. 134188 | 35 mins 22 secs | 2000s | Oxford, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 109: Interview Sir John Maddox, Maddox reading from Nature publication, 00:17:14 VS statues, lion statue, turrets and clock tower of Oxford University. 00:27:00 interview science historian Professor Steven Jones talking about Lamarckian and Darwinian theories.
Access No. 134191 | 35 mins 41 secs | 2000s | Oxford, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 110: Interview science historian Professor Steven Jones, 00:31:31 VS brontosaurus dinosaur skeleton in British Natural History Museum, VS interior elaborate stonework of museum, architectural features, columns and arches, human skeleton suspended up high.
Access No. 134205 | 36 mins 11 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 111: VS British Natural History Museum and exhibits from Origin of the Species exhibition on Charles Darwin's theory, VS statue of Charles Darwin.
Access No. 134206 | 9 mins 33 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 112: VS statue of Charles Darwin from Origin of Species exhibition at British Natural History Museum on Charles Darwin's theories, various exterior shots museum, Nelson's monument against grey sky. Roman statue, VS people in park, 00:17:04 Interview immunologist Professor Leslie Brent talking about Dr Ted Steele's early experiments.
Access No. 134207 | 35 mins 51 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 113: Interview immunologist Professor Leslie Brent talking about Lamarckian experiments and controversy, colour photograph Brent as younger man, CU letter on Lamarck theory, excerpts from book The Origin of Species, frontispiece, 00:29:00 Interview Av Mitchison .
Access No. 134209 | 34 mins 23 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 114: Interview Av Mitchison, 00:25:31 VS Roman statue warrior rider on horse slaying dragon, 00:30:20 pedestrians in Paris street, apartment building, sign for Rue Montmartre, CU clock face, VS pedestrians, cafe and street scenes, apartment building facades, base of Eiffel Tower.
Access No. 134213 | 36 mins 9 secs | 2000s | London, England, UK; Paris, France, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 115: VS Eiffel Tower, bateaux mouche on River Seine, (NB jumping tcd) VS interior library, Andre Langaney looking at books in library, 00:06:23 interview Andre Langaney.
Access No. 134215 | 31 mins 39 secs | 2000s | Paris, France, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 116: Interview Andre Langaney, Langaney in library looking at very old books, various CU's spines of biology books, painting of prehistoric giraffe, silhouette monument statue of Lamarck, VS statue, one shot with pigeon on head.
Access No. 134220 | 35 mins 9 secs | 2000s | Paris, France, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 116a: Interview Dr Reg Gorczynski talking about background to Dr Ted Steele's work, relationship with Ted.
Access No. 134227 | 6 mins 30 secs | 2000s | Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 117: Interview cell biologist Dr Reg Gorczynski talking about early experiments, reactions to Dr Ted Steele.
Access No. 134228 | 35 mins | 2000s | Toronto, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 118: VS Dr Ted Steele and Dr Reg Gorczynski talking outside science building where they used to work together, VS buildings, Ted and Reg looking at old house from street, Ted and Reg walking along street, traffic lights.
Access No. 134229 | 36 mins 21 secs | 2000s | Toronto, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 119: VS Dr Ted Steele and Dr Reg Gorczynski waiting to cross street as they talk, ambulance speeds past, VS traffic, Ted and Reg in Red Lion pub having beer and conversation
Access No. 134231 | 35 mins 29 secs | 2000s | Toronto, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 120: VS Dr Ted Steele and Dr Reg Gorczynski having conversation in pub, talking to camera, VS beers being pulled, people at bar, beer labels, exterior Red Lion pub, pedestrians, VS Toronto city buildings and streets, cafe, billboards, Canadian flag.
Access No. 134234 | 36 mins 27 secs | 2000s | Toronto, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 121: VS traffic and street scenes, modern city buildings, Dr Ted Steele interview in street, 00:09:30 interview immunologist and research supervisor Dr Alastair Cunningham talking about scientific experiments on cells, Dr Ted Steele making a mark.
Access No. 134236 | 35 mins 40 secs | 2000s | Toronto, Canada | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 122: Interview immunologist and research supervisor Dr Alastair Cunningham, Alastair at computer, VS books on shelf, POV side of car along street past shops and houses, POV car along freeway, seaside township in California, Dr Ted Steele meeting molecular biologist Dr Patrick Fogarthy at research centre, having conversation, experiment with mice, VS lab technicians at work.
Access No. 134237 | 36 mins 24 secs | 2000s | Toronto, Canada; Santa Cruz, California, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 123: VS research laboratory, posters on genetic engineering, Dr Ted Steele talking with molecular biologist Dr Patrick Fogarthy, interview Dr Patrick Fogarthy.
Access No. 134238 | 35 mins 19 secs | 2000s | Santa Cruz, California, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Tape 124: Interview molecular biologist Dr Patrick Fogarthy talking about scientific research, 00:16:39 exterior shots university building entrance, Dr Ted Steele arriving at building, various WS San Francisco suburbs, street with cable car, VS streets and buildings, VS American flags, cathedral, Golden Gate Bridge.
Access No. 134239 | 33 mins 36 secs | 2000s | Santa Cruz, San Francisco, California, USA | © NFSA | Colour |