Item title reads - Test Prelim.
<br/>M.C.C. play an Australian XI in cricket match. Melbourne, Australia.
<br/>Various shots of Colin McCool in action bowling for Australia. M/S Denis Compton batting, he walks off after being caught by McCool. M/S as Miller catches England Captain Wally Hammond. M/S of spectators applauding. M/S as Hammond walks off the pitch.
Close-up of a circular sunspot on the surface of the Sun. The sunspot appears darker than the surrounding surface as it is a lot cooler. The spots are formed by strong magnetic fields perpendicular to the surface, which suppress the convection of hot material from below. It is this convection that forms the granulation seen around the spot. The sunspot was imaged at a near UV wavelength of t 396.8 nanometres. Filmed on 2nd July 2010 by the Swedish one-metre Solar Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, in the Canary Islands.
Unissued / Unused material.
<br/>Various shots of the second test match including shots of McCool bowling. M/S scoreboard.
<br/>Cataloguer's note: date of item: 23/12/1946.
An adult African elephant bull (Loxodonta africana) fanning his ears gently. African elephants are herbivores and the world's largest and heaviest land animals. Their ears have many tiny blood vessels which are close to the surface. If the animal needs to cool down, they fan their ears to create a breeze and cool down their blood supply efficiently. It is believed that their blood vessels can also dilate to increase the flow of blood to their ears and in doing so further increase cooling. Adults will usually consume between 65 to 100 liters of water a day but can go for up to 4 days without water. Filmed in Etosha National Park, Namibia, Southern Africa.