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Title Catalyst 2003/03/13
Published 2003


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Series Catalyst (Television program)
Contents Aboriginal village -- West Nile virus-- Saving the Kiwi
Summary "We’re told that aborigines were nomads. Yet the local Gunditjmara in Western Victoria claim their ancestors lived in a village. They had eel farms, and even an eel industry, which exported produce across the country. If this is true, it would challenge our current understanding of aboriginal history. Archaeologist, Dr Heather Builth, set out to investigate the Gunditjmara’s claims. And remarkably she found a great deal of evidence to support them. -- THIS is the story of Dr Roy Hall, once an unknown scientist working on an unremarkable virus called Kunjin, who was thrust into the limelight when West Nile Virus unexpectedly hit America and people started to die. Roy came to the rescue identifying the virus, using his science to track it’s alarming progress across the States, and finally developing a vaccine. This is the story of how he did it. -- THE national symbol of New Zealand the Kiwi is in trouble. Its population is halving every 10 years & scientists fear that it may become totally extinct in the wild. This story follows the massive program being mounted to stop the Kiwi from becoming extinct." -- website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC-TV March 13, 2003. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Performer Presenter: Karina Kelly ; Reporters: Graham Phillips, Paul Willis, Jonica Newby
Notes DVD
Subject Gunditjmara (Australian people)
Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria
West Nile virus
Author Phillips, Graham
Kelly, Karina
Willis, Paul
Newby, Jonica
ABC-TV (Australia)