The 2015 Anzac Day Dawn Service broadcast from the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux. Like many villages in the area, the Great War reduced Villers-Bretonneux to little more than rubble and marked a moment in history when a special link was forged between that corner of France and...
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Anzac Cove. Since 2005, the ABC has broadcast the the pilgrimage of Australians and New Zealanders to Anzac Cove, Gallipoli to pay tribute to the troops who landed on the beach in 1915. Memento DVDs of the...
ABC TV's traditional coverage of the ANZAC Day March on Australia's most sacred day continues with live broadcasts of each State's capital city parade. The broadcast in most States and Territories will also include the solemn memorial ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride...
Forty years ago, the groundbreaking Paul Hogan Show first appeared on Australian screens. In the era after Menzies, when Australia was forging a new sense of self, Hogan put the Aussie bloke on screen. In 1986, Hogan burst onto the international stage in the smash hit film Crocodile Dundee which...
Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the Great War. In the desert sands of the Middle East, they ultimately carried their men to victory at Damascus. But they did not return home. This is their story.
  • Oondoomooroo - Ernie Dingo

    A profile of Ernie Dingo, one of Australia’s finest contemporary actors. The documentary traces his career from his birthplace in the tiny Western Australian town of Mullewa, to Geraldton High school, to working as a sign writer in Perth to a career as a stand up comic, film actor and television personality.

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  • Celebration of the Senses - Eric Rolls

    This 1992 documentary profiles the influential environmental writer and poet Eric Rolls, whose books include ‘They All Ran Wild’, an account of the destructive species introduced into Australia, ‘Celebration of the Senses’, a vivid and personal account of the enjoyment of enjoying the senses and ‘Flowers of the Wide Sea’ a history of the Chinese...

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  • Compass - God in the Lodge

    God in the Lodge examines the religious beliefs of Australia’s Prime Ministers from Federation to now. In recent years our Prime Ministers’ religious beliefs have become more public but in our increasingly secular age, it’s an aspect of political life rarely explored. Compass investigates the religious backgrounds of Australia’s Prime Ministers...

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  • Compass - Faith & Funerals

    The rites and rituals performed in Australia today are determined by our culture, values and beliefs. In this five part series we go behind the scenes of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant and secular funerals. We cross over into privileged territory to stand beside closest kin and share their intimate moments, to get a picture of death...

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  • Centenary of ANZAC: 2014-2018

    ANZAC CENTENARY: COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA AT WAR 1914 - 1918 Every year, ABC Library Sales produces DVDs of the ABC’s special broadcast programming of ANZAC events. The 2015 ANZAC Centenary releases follow on from last year’s DVD release of ANZAC Centenary: Albany Convoy Commemorative Event marking the 100th anniversary of the departure of the...

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  • Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Service

    The 2015 Anzac Day Dawn Service broadcast from the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux. Like many villages in the area, the Great War reduced Villers-Bretonneux to little more than rubble and marked a moment in history when a special link was forged between that corner of France and the land down under. Villers-Bretonneux is where...

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  • Gallipoli Dawn Service

    2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Anzac Cove. Since 2005, the ABC has broadcast the the pilgrimage of Australians and New Zealanders to Anzac Cove, Gallipoli to pay tribute to the troops who landed on the beach in 1915. Memento DVDs of the commemoration of this significant chapter in...

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  • Anzac Day March

    ABC TV's traditional coverage of the ANZAC Day March on Australia's most sacred day continues with live broadcasts of each State's capital city parade. The broadcast in most States and Territories will also include the solemn memorial ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride conducted after each march. The relevant capital city...

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  • Make it New: Portrait of a Sculptor (Robert Klippel)

    A profile of Australia’s greatest sculptor Robert Klippel. Filmed at his waterfront home and studio in Sydney this documentary provides a rare insight into the life and work of a man who was one of the most significant sculptors of his generation and who, until the making of this film in 1992, had retreated from the pubic gaze.

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  • Four Corners - Power to the People

    Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it's decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia. So why is the Federal Government moving away from its commitment to renewable sources of energy? Why would it consider reducing renewable energy targets,...

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  • The Waler - Australia’s Great War Horse

    Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the Great War. In the desert sands of the Middle East, they ultimately carried their men to victory at Damascus. But they did not return home. This is their story.

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  • Crack Up (Opening Shot)

    Mental illness is no laughing matter. But then again, sometimes it can be. Comedian David Granirer is a veteran stand-up comedian who teaches people with mental illness to transform their experiences into comedy gold.

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  • The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke

    Written by Mark Thomson and narrated by Bryan Dawe, this series uncovers the many astonishing achievements of a little known inventor who lived in the small outback town of Hoke's Bluff. From an isolated workshop in the 1950s came a stream of dazzling leaps of mechanical imagination, but unaccountably, these brilliant tools have now all but...

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  • Life at 9

    The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life. Every two years, the filmmakers revisit these children and their families to gain an in-depth snapshot of their lives, examining what it takes to give a child the best...

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  • Day of Days

    On June 6, 1944 thousands of Allied servicemen landed on the shores of northern France, with a mission to free Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. Some came by air, parachuting behind enemy lines. Others came in small landing craft, braving rough seas and booby trapped coastal defences. Over the ensuing hours and days, the men faced decimating...

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  • Dead Drunk - Lights Out in the Cross?

    Dead Drunk: Lights Out in the Cross? is part observational documentary, part event TV, responding to current concerns about Australia's drinking and party culture and the propensity of young men and, increasingly, women for violence. Filmed across 12 hours on a Saturday night in April 2014, the program follows four groups of partygoers as they...

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  • Trigger Point

    Trigger Point is a powerful two-part series that goes deep inside police culture. In the late 80s and early 90s Victorian police shot dead more than thirty people. In retaliation, three police officers were executed, and a persecuted senior policeman died at his own hand. Eleven cops were eventually charged with murder-related offences and the...

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  • Australian Story - Back of His Mind (David Murrell)

    In 2011, 35 year old fashion photographer David Murrell was told he had just months to live. A tumour the size of an orange was removed from his brain. It was the worst kind of highly aggressive cancer. But in a lucky coincidence his own father, a cell biologist, emerged as a possible saviour. Dr Wayne Murrell just happened to be part of a team...

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  • Catalyst - Don't Panic (Surviving Extremes)

    Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you panic? We like to think we'd react well, but the truth is, most of us wouldn't. Our brains partially shut down, and we can react in really weird and...

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  • Compass - Who Foster Cares?

    As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring. Almost 40-thousand Australian children live in ‘out-of-home-care’, but already there aren’t enough foster homes to go around. Now, foster care providers in NSW are reaching out to previously...

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