Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes, from bushfires to torrential floods, and one of the most remote areas on the planet. Explore the Kimberley coast through the mysterious Arnhem Land, and deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.
Narrated by Indigenous elder Balang T.E. Lewis, this documentary will inspire students to learn more about the culture and wildlife of Australia’s remote wild north, where the oldest surviving human culture has lived for over 50,000 years.
Students will learn about the lives of the inhabitants of this ancient landscape, follow the life cycle of the saltwater crocodile and the hunt for new frog species, explore a living cave with ancient Indigenous artwork, and observe the deep connection first Australians have with their land and country.
Teacher Information: Suitable for students in Grade 4 and above. This film links closely to the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, First Peoples and 600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves exhibitions at Melbourne Museum. Visit the Museum learning website or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package.
Victorian Curriculum Links: Natural History, Environmental Science, Science Understanding (Earth Science), Life Cycles, Geology, Intercultural Knowledge
*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification Office