Thu Jan 11, 9:32 PM ET
All footage of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin’s death has been destroyed, his widow said. Terri Irwin told TV’s “Access Hollywood” in an interview airing this week that the tape was destroyed when it was no longer needed for the investigation into his death.
Yahoo! Top Stories – Widow Says Irwin Death Tape Destroyed
If you haven’t already, make an effort to catch the movie “Happy Feet“. It has had glowing reviews here in Australia and I can see why Steve would get involved with such a project. It has a very strong environmental message, it doesn’t mince around the issues facing the Antarctic but most of all, the movie has a strong sense of fun. So keep an eye out for the elephant seals.
Six weeks on from the death of the Crocodile Hunter, Australian Story explores the Steve Irwin legacy – and the moves that are already being made to ensure his work is continued.Bindi Irwin is interviewed for the first time. And Steve Irwin’s off-camera friend and manager, John Stainton talks revealingly about handling personal shock and grief in tandem with public mourning and a worldwide media frenzy.
At Irwin’s death, it was Stainton who stepped up to become the public face of the Crocodile Hunter phenomenon.
Now some of the focus is starting to switch to eight-year-old Bindi Irwin – a development that’s drawing criticism in some quarters.John Stainton acknowledges that there may be some negative reaction but says “I think that they (the critics) don’t understand that this little girl is very much enjoying what she’s doing. She is in control.”
Australian Story filmed on location this week as Bindi, accompanied by her mother, resumed work on the ‘Bindi the Jungle Girl’ program for the American Discovery Channel.The program goes behind the scenes of the last six weeks – and gets a glimpse of the future, with previously unbroadcast material from Bindi’s new program and candid behind-the-scenes footage captured during the Steve Irwin memorial event.
Australian Story, an Australian ABC television programme, featured the Irwin family as they continue their life sans Steve.
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/xml/as_podcast.xml is the podcast link.
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/xml/as_vodcast.xml is the vodcast link and can be played on an iPod.
The Australian Story website has lots of interesting additional material including extended interviews with Bindi, John Stainton and Wes Mannion and an old interview with Steve Irwin himself back in 2003.
October 14, 2006 – 6:43PM
Funds for the Irwin family’s Wildlife Warriors charity are expected to skyrocket past the current two million mark as sales of the Steve Irwin’s memorial DVD begin this week.
Wildlife Warriors executive manager Michael Hornby said donations to the fund in the past month had reached $2 million – enough to fund its animal hospital and international programs for six to nine months.
Many of the donations were spurred on by Mr Irwin’s shock death on September 4, when the Crocodile Hunter was killed by a stingray barb in a diving accident on the Great Barrier Reef.
The one-hour public memorial service for the conservationist, which aired world-wide from Australia Zoo last month, has been made into a DVD which was released across Australia today.
The DVD will also sell in the US and Britain and all proceeds will go to the Wildlife Warriors.
Mr Hornby said hundreds of thousands of copies were expected to be sold which would fund the future of the charity, of which Irwin’s eight-year-old daughter Bindi is now the face.AAP
Irwin donations top two million – National – smh.com.au