Rushes are raw footage from a day’s shooting where the same scene is often repeated from various angles.
David Gulpilil does an amazingly life-like kookaburra call and then tells a story about the kookaburra in this excerpt from an oral history from 1978.
Three dances of traditional Aboriginal dance performed by David Gulpilil. Made by Film Australia in 1978. Directed by David Roberts.
Mike (Greg Rowe) and his father (Peter Cummins) go to warn Fingerbone Bill (David Gulpilil) that trouble is brewing.
While his father takes a catch of fish to sell in town, Mike (Greg Rowe) discovers some illegal hunters shooting birds.
At a bush camp, Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) is at first spooked by the quiet arrival of an Aboriginal man in face paint.
Mike (Greg Rowe) is overjoyed when Mr Percival, his pet pelican, returns after being set free.
Summary by Paul Byrnes
Margaret Macallum visits a quiet stretch of the Anatoki River in Nelson Province, New Zealand, where she feeds the local eels.
En route to crocodile country, reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) asks Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan) about his age and background.
Shorty McGee (Harry Abdy) has punished his prize attraction, Chut the boxing kangaroo, by denying him water for two days.