Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 12
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Documentary 25 minutes ~ Color
Mike and Mal Leyland, also known as The Leyland Brothers, were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, best known for their popular television show, Ask the Leyland Brothers. The show ran on Australian television from 1976 until 1984.
A sheep station in Western NSW is the venue for an unusual story about an Emu that is part of the family on the property. Beep, the Emu was hatched from his egg on the kitchen stove and has grown up with the property children as just part of the family. The famous coloured sands of Teewah in Queensland provide an amazing colourful subject for the Leylands cameras. Mount Tom Price, and the huge iron ore mining operation there in the Hamersleys of Western Australia is the final fascinating subject in this episode. The large scale mining operation is shown including a rare scene of the actual blasting of the ore when an immense column of earth and dust is blown high into the sky.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland