Title Details

Balance of Nature

Shows how the balance of nature is upset by both the introduction of a foreign animal into an environment and the subsequent introduction of other animals to control the new pest.
Series : Australia Today | Episode : 3 | Year : 1962 | Total Duration : 26.5 Minutes | Producer : Stan Evans, Maslyn Williams (Series Producer), Lee Robinson (Series Producer)
Director : Stan Evans |
Pan across scrub covered landscape, pan of waves breaking on beach, pan of mountain range , man driving harvester, POV moving through long grass, man leans on fence which gives way CU white ants or borers in timber, man spraying insects with old tin spray can, CU of pupa and butterfly
Access No. 47173 | 1 min 2 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
Rabbit in hollow in grass, dog running across grass, dog and rabbit running, looking down on rabbits being chased by dogs across grassy ground,dogs kill rabbit
Access No. 47176 | 19 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
FS of dingo, dingo pups chasing chicken hen, brumbies running through open bush land, three kangaroos in F/G with many hopping in B/, CU of prickly pear cactus and WS of field of prickly pear, farmer collecting dead rabbits, pile of dead rabbits
Access No. 122833 | 56 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
CU of various insects, Dr A J Nicholson of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), talks to camera of development of biological control against prickly pear, CU of caterpillars attacking prickly pear, VS of restored farmland once prickly pear eradicated, crops and horse drawn plough
Access No. 122834 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
Dr A J Nicholson of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) talks to camera about biological control against Australian insects attacking orchards in California, CU cottony cushion scale (?) CU lady bird beetle, CU cabbage moth caterpillar, cocoon, CU insect eggs, egg laying, development of eggs to hatching small black insects, cabbage white butterfly and caterpillar, parasite, fruit fly, CU Oriental fruit fly, maggots, microscope, CU of insect laying egg, Mr Snowball
Access No. 122835 | 16 mins 28 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
Entomologists at work in laboratory with insects, quarantine, destruction of all packing materials used with insects by fire, parasites, microscope, field officer releasing insects in orchard, MS of Mr Nicholson and Mr Snowball discussing biological control of pests
Access No. 122836 | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |