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Ouch My Golden Toe
Episode 5 of Aussie Bush Tales
...his throbbing toe into the cool river. Jarra gives the rock to his cousin Jedda to put into her basket and they later realise it is a gold nugget. ...
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Boya's Pet Mud Crab
Episode 8 of Aussie Bush Tales
One day the children are sent down to the river to catch some mud crabs and Boya wonders off after a joey kangaroo he has rescued from a hole. Boya catches some mud crabs but they all get away, except…
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Waa Whoo! A White Dingo
Episode 4 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children find a honey ants' nest while they are digging for yams. They eat the ants and honey nectar, getting it all over their faces. A white puppy dingo follows them, eager to lick the honey nectar off their…
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Flight of an Eagle
Episode 13 of Aussie Bush Tales
Elder Moort spots an eagle flying over the camp, and decides he would like it for a pet. Moort calls the children and asks them to catch it for him. Later Moort is startled to see Boya in the sky…
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Boiled Emu Eggs
Episode 9 of Aussie Bush Tales
Moort the Elder is hungry for some boiled emu eggs and sends the children out to find some. The children came back to camp empty-handed. Moort goes out into the bush to show them how to find emu eggs. He…
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Billabong Baolooo
Episode 14 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children go down to the Paperbark Billabong hoping to see the strange creature which the Elder Moort tells them lives in the water. Moort describes the noise made by the creature as "Baoloo-oo". Although very scared, the children investigate.…
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Run Echidna Run
Episode 6 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children walk amongst the termite mounds, and notice ants all over the ground. They are thinking of catching an echidna to make a stew but during their attempts, hear a strange voice coming from the billabong. The voice is…
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Myth of the Bunyip
Episode 15 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children have never heard of a Bunyip. They are told by Elder Moort if they go near the ghostly bush they may see one. The children follow Moort's advice and stay in a cave overnight. The fire casts eerie…
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Tudawali
...lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. The film traces the life of Tudawali from the moment he's selected to play the lead in Jedda, right through...
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Crocodile in a Swamp
Episode 16 of Aussie Bush Tales
Elder Moort goes fishing and is keen to show the children what an experienced hunter he is. He spots a long neck turtle in the swamp and positions himself on a submerged log only to feel it move beneath him.…
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Turtles Nest
Episode 11 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children decide to walk to the coast to enjoy some oyster pearl meat. They are walking for days then finally see the sandy beaches for the first time. They find a black pearl, discover a turtle nest and stay…
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Night Cries
...visual artist Tracey Moffat's response by to Charles Chauvel's celebrated "Jedda" (1955). In NIGHT CRIES, we leap forward to the white mother's last hours...
Aussie Bush Tales
... A series of stories about three Aboriginal boys and their cousin, Jedda, who live traditionally with the elder, Moort and his wife, Marlee. Through their...
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The Scary Swine
Episode 12 of Aussie Bush Tales
Elder Moort is sleeping in his humpy when he hears a noise behind a bush. Moort sends the children to find out what is making the noise. The children go looking and find a cave. They are chased by a…
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Billabong Ripple
Episode 10 of Aussie Bush Tales
The children go swimming in the billabong, not realising a crocodile is lurking in the water. The crocodile chases after Jarra and a turtle. Jarra grabs hold of a tree branch and pulls himself up. Then he realises the turtle…
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Heritage
...scale narrative of Australian history from master filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Jedda), HERITAGE spans the earliest days of white settlement in 1788 across some...
Rosalie's Journey
...Charles and Elsa Chauvel came to Alice Springs looking for someone to play Jedda, they screen-tested many young women before settling on Rosalie. At that...