ABC Online

Life after television – video on demand

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In 1995, at a time when Pay-TV was just beginning its roll-out in Australia, I produced this report for the ABC on a very different future for television.
Computers in Class room 1995

Issaquah: Students-build school computer network

Why not involve the students in building and running the education district's computer network?

15 years before the iPad

In 1995 ABC Science reported on the work of a "skunkworks" team that had the concept of a tablet device which would change the future, but they weren't working for Apple.
ABC Australia

The Internet Explained – in 1995…

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Today we take the Internet for granted, but it wasn't always so. Take a look at this ABC video from 1995 to see how far we've come
(c) Ian Allen

Tim Flannery and the search for the living fossil

Come on an adventure in the Star Mountains of PNG to discover the home of the largest fruit bat that ever lived.

A different kind of Butterfly Effect

Papua New Guinea's butterflies are some of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Now they've become a profitable and sustainable business. 

Crocodiles in Kakadu

It’s one thing to look at crocodiles from the safety of a tour boat, but quite another to be looking into the eyes of a very agitated one – especially when you are low in the water in a tinnie.
Solar Cars racing

The 1993 World Solar Challenge

By 1993 and the third World Solar Challenge, solar cars were no longer novelties...

Saving giant clams in the South Pacific

A story about giant clams and the effort to re-populate Pacific reefs with these gentle and important giants