Ask The Leyland Brothers - Episode 9
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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.
This time the Leylands take a look at a real old style family mansion. The property of Killarney in Central Victoria. In Tasmania they visit a remote tin mine. A small operation in the relative wilderness regions of the Tasmanian mountains where the pioneering spirit of Australias forefathers still burns fierce in the hearts of the Tassie mountain men. The deadly Tiger Snake forms the wildlife part of this episode as the Leylands film not only one of Australias most feared reptiles but, one of the rarest individual snakes of the world. The only Albino Tiger Snakes ever known. The snake is kept in captivity at a reptile park in Warrnambool Victoria where the curator, Barry Searle, shows the Leylands how they kill and how to milk their venom for antivenene manufacture.
Stars: Mike Leyland, Mal Leyland