Episodes

Aug. 9, 2019

On History, Art and Loving a Tree

How a community saved a river, cleaned up an estuary, what art reveals that the eye doesn’t see, and what is the meaning of saving just one tree? Susan Doran, activist: the history of the Friends of the Mongarlowe . Luise Manning, landcarer: creating a landcare group and Turning the Tide on Litter . Michael Fitzjames, artist: painting in Bullio , NSW. Margaret Storey, artist: the tiny Brown Dust seeds of her favourite bottlebrush tree. For more stories: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/rescue/ …

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Aug. 9, 2019

On Animals

The deep interactions between humans and other creatures are captured as we spend some time at a wombat rehabilitation centre and meet the wombats themselves, hear about how a tiny kangaroo joey helped heal a family and community after unimaginable loss, and make the acquaintance of a very unusual bird for this part of the world – a southern giant petrel. Lyn Obern, wombat carer: Mudsey’s rescue and happy ending, June LePla OAM: Dodo’s Story . Dorothy Henderson: Why we don’t have Mondays anymor…

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Aug. 9, 2019

On Home Ground

Home Ground can mean a place you live, a place you’ve developed a relationship with over time, or further ranging territory you travel across in your day to day. Here we explore three stories of caring for the land. We’re travelling to farm country near Tumut, NSW, then across the Blue Mountains to a hidden valley and then to the Brisbane suburbs, as a simple pile of grass clippings threaten a small patch of local bush. Louise Freckelton, sheep farmer: Carex and the Ducklings . Kathryn Read, tr…

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Aug. 9, 2019

On the Atherton Tablelands

We’re in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. This documentary feature immerses you in the wettest part of the driest continent on earth, a tiny patch of emerald green. A World Heritage area. We’re walking through the landscape with people collaborating on interconnected projects – looking after tree kangaroos whose fragmented forest habitat needs re connecting, finding seeds for propagation, replanting great tracts of rain forest, and protecting the whole from a tiny but deadly inv…

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