The Resource A wire through the heart

A wire through the heart

Label
A wire through the heart
Title
A wire through the heart
Contributor
Author
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided between two very different cultures. John McDouall Stuart, a migrant from Scotland, was determined to cross the centre of Australia and reach the north coast. His success would pave the way for a communications revolution. Charles Todd had dreamed of constructing a telegraph line through the heart of the continent and in Stuart he found the man who could prove the inhospitable centre could be crossed. The telegraph's construction heralded the start of a new communications era every bit as revolutionary as the internet. News from overseas arrived in hours rather than months, securing Adelaide's position as the centre for early colonial communications. It made Todd a hero, but Stuart, the man who made it possible, was destroyed by the hardships he had endured and died in obscurity. Developed with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Film Australia Making History Production in association with Piper Films and the South Australian Film Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive producer: Alex West, Mark Hamlyn. Producer: Mike Piper, Simon Nasht, Corey Piper. Director: Darcy Yuille. Writer: Darcy Yuille, Rob George. DOP/Cinematographer: Corey Piper. Narrator/Presenter: Wendy Hughes
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2007
Runtime
54
Series statement
Constructing Australia series
Technique
live action
Label
A wire through the heart
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1088273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1088273
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769982
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
A wire through the heart
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1088273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1088273
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769982
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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