• Short Summary

    Good footage of the birds in Australian marshland.

  • Description

    Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales, Australia.

    LS. General view of the picturesque tree hung swampland. LS. Two horsemen picking their way through the marshes. LS. A flock of birds flying up from the ground to settle on trees. MS. Long beaked Ibis on a branch and in the reeds by the marsh. LS. Flocks of birds in flight. CU. An old man on horseback scans the sky as the flock rises. MS. & LS. Long necked swans skimming over marshes. CU. Cinesound cameraman at work. LS. A view of the marsh with birds in clusters on it. CU. The eggs of Ibis in nests. CU. An egg hatching. CU. Newly hatched Ibis in a nest beside an egg. LS. A horseman wading in the water. CU. The nest of a diver bird, at first camouflaged by reeds, which man pulls aside. More close up shots of young in nests. CU. Mutton birds. CU. Their nests. CU. A goanna, lizard like creature, slithering up a tree in search of eggs. CU. A water snake in the water. LS. Flocks of birds take off at its approach. CU. The cameraman. LS. The swamp with reflections of Ibis in flight in it. LS. Shots of birds rising and wheeling in flocks.

    Comb. B/W.

    Date found in the old record - 19/01/1948.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:55:00
    UN 1880 D

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