Australia Wild

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  • 1993
  • 1 Season

Australia Wild is a nature documentary series that was released in 1994. The series looks at the different natural features that make up Australia. Each episode of the series takes a look a different facet of Australian wildlife and nature. This can include episodes that look at different species and food chains, or the episodes can look at different regions and environments in Australia. The series is presented in a nature documentary format with footage being presented with voice-over. The series also looks at the way that humans have changed the landscape since coming to the continent.

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Bird Man of Paradise
17. Bird Man of Paradise
May 18, 1995
Climbing high in the treetops of some of Australia's most inaccessible rainforests is a man on the hunt.
Year of the Gagadju
16. Year of the Gagadju
May 11, 1995
A land of rivers and flood plains, paperbark and eucalypt woodlands split by ancient sandstone cliffs - this is the home of Bill Neidjie and the Gagadju people.
Survival On the Reef
15. Survival On the Reef
November 30, 1995
A spawning of coral takes place on the largest coral reef in the world - the Great Barrier Reef off the north-eastern coast of Australia. The reef plays host to the greatest diversity of plant and animal life found in any part of the sea.
Spirits of the Forest
14. Spirits of the Forest
April 13, 1995
Birds of Paradise hold a magnetic attraction for the highland people of Papua New Guinea who greatly prize their delicate and spectacular plumes as symbols of wealth.
Sperm Wars
13. Sperm Wars
March 17, 1994
In most species, long-held notions of motherhood, fatherhood and monogamy are being questioned.
Rivers of Fire
12. Rivers of Fire
June 21, 1995
A volcanic eruption in northern Queensland more than 199,000 years ago spewed lava streams 23 kilometres long creating the Undara lava tubes. Researchers are drawn to these tubes to discover why the population of cave creatures is so high.
River Red
11. River Red
August 30, 1995
An Australian red river gum by the water's edge is a tranquil image but deceptive. In fact, squadrons of insects and animals are eating this tree alive. Their quarry however, is a master of adversity.
Portrait Painter to the Birds
10. Portrait Painter to the Birds
January 5, 1999
William Cooper is the greatest in Sir David Attenborough's books. The greatest painter of Australian birds that is. Cooper lives in the rainforests of Northern Queensland where spectacular Birds of Paradise frequently visit his garden.
Night of the Bogongs
9. Night of the Bogongs
January 29, 1997
Employing the latest in filmmaking techniques, this film follows the fascinating 800km migration of the Bogong Moth, one of the longest of the insect marathons. In their billions they ascend, climbing high into the jet-stream which carries them south.
Nature's Gamblers
8. Nature's Gamblers
October 1, 1996
We resoundingly applaud life strategies that neatly exploit a particular evolutionary strength but forget that such risks can make an animal or plant vulnerable. Will life be able to adapt again to a changing world or will it evolve itself into extinction
Lizards of Oz
7. Lizards of Oz
November 18, 1993
Blow-up lizard dolls, lizards on treadmills and lizard underpants with built-in radio transmitters are the unorthodox but effective methods scientists are using to reveal the secret lives of lizards.
Hello Possums
6. Hello Possums
January 1, 1991
Hoarse coughs and bumps in the night can be blamed on the Brushtail possum, the most successful of all Australian marsupials to adapt to city living. With 24 known species of possums in Australia, some are regarded as pests, others as rare or endangered.
From the Snow to the Sea
5. From the Snow to the Sea
December 6, 1995
From the microscopic drama of an animal-eating plant to the majesty of the sea eagle, this program explores the vital connection between the water and wildlife in a unique corner of Australia.
Emus: Curious Companions
4. Emus: Curious Companions
April 18, 1997
A somewhat gawky bird that has the most unexpected sexual habits is probably Australia's most recognisable bird. The emu is found over most of the country, from the tip of Cape York, through the centre and down into the south.
Clash of the Carnivores
3. Clash of the Carnivores
February 24, 1994
On the rugged, fortress-like island of Tasmania on Australia's southern tip, live Tasmanian Devils, Tiger Quolls and Eastern Quolls, carnivores and marsupials alike.
Cat Wars
2. Cat Wars
January 26, 1994
In the Victorian hills of Australia, there's a curfew, a curfew on cats. And it's all because the local population of lyrebirds has been decimated by feral cats and foxes over the past few years. But the curfew decision has created problems of its own.
Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush
1. Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush
November 24, 1993
When shipwrecked sailors first encountered wombats, they did what they had to do to survive, they ate them! More than 200 hundred years later, the wombat still suffers at our hands, blamed for damaging fences and fouling pastures.
Description

Australia Wild is a nature documentary series that was released in 1994. The series looks at the different natural features that make up Australia. Each episode of the series takes a look a different facet of Australian wildlife and nature. This can include episodes that look at different species and food chains, or the episodes can look at different regions and environments in Australia. The series is presented in a nature documentary format with footage being presented with voice-over. The series also looks at the way that humans have changed the landscape since coming to the continent.

  • Premiere Date
    November 24, 1993