Australia - Into the 21st Century

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Around Tasmania - Sea Kayaking Australia
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Part of the Series: Globetrotting Series
G'day mates! On this Globetrotting episode we look at some incredible art by various Indigenous Australian artists, introduce you to some cute and cuddly wildlife that Australia is famous for, and traverse miles of incredibly beautiful coastline. Also, we discover the ultimate way across the desert - on a camel;…
South East Queensland - Australia's Fastest Growing Region
This program looks at the present and future population growth in the Gold Coast, Brisbane to Toowoomba corridor and Sunshine Coast from Caloundra to Noosa. The region of 22,420 square kilometres is likely to have up to 4 million people by 2026. This requires planning for future housing and commercial…
The Human Race - A Race Across Australia
The Human Race is a compelling adventure documentary set in the Kimberley Region - an ancient, remote and spectacular landscape in North Western Australia. Three men from different continents begin the race on the rim of Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, the second largest meteorite crater in the world, and finish…
The Australian Alps: Snowy Mountains Region
This program is about the landscapes, landforms and land uses of this region with Australia's highest mountains. Emphasis is on the unique flora and fauna, ice-carved and shaped landforms and the use of the region by people. This includes winter snow sports, summer walks and the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The…
Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island (KI), South Australia, is Australia's third-largest island. A popular tourist destination, KI has many ecotourism attractions. The program follows a group of Geographers and others discovering landscapes, landforms, animals and their habitats, communities and heritage. An aim is to show the major attractions and how good management leads…
Coastal Management - Australian Beach and Development Issues
This AGTA 2008 award winning program looks at issues related to management of beaches and development near beaches in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. Case studies include Duranbah Beach and Sand pumping at the Tweed, The Gold Coast, new housing developments at "Salt" and "Casuarina" near the Tweed and how…
Muddy Waters - Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef
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