Australian Geography: Man in the Desert


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1970, 19 Minutes.

Almost 90 per cent of arid lands are used by someone at some time for some purpose. Why are people attracted to the deserts with their high temperature, lack of water and poor soils? How have they adapted to this environment? What effect have they had on the environment? 

Man in the Desert examines the lives of Aboriginal people, cattle growers and miners - those who live in the “wasteland” of Australia’s deserts.

© National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Director: Keith Gow

Year: 1970

Running Time: 19 minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Indigenous and Aboriginal Studies, Performing Arts, Australian Studies, Geography, History, HSIE/SOSE.


Balloons and Spinifex

Desert People

SKU 002302708
Brand Film Australia

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