Glossary

  • Brett Whiteley: Alchemy

    A profile on Australian artist Brett Whiteley, centred on his work on Alchemy, one of his largest paintings.

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  • Babakiueria

    Imagine what it would be like if black settlers arrived to settle a continent inhabited by white natives? In 1788, the first white settlers arrived in Botany Bay to begin the process of white...

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  • Bad Behaviour

    This three part documentary series explores with criminals themselves, the perplexing question of why they break the law. Rather than focusing on the familiar commentators on crime - lawyers,...

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  • Barriers of the Mind

    More and more Australians are experiencing the effects of mental illness, either directly or indirectly. One Australian in ten will receive treatment in a psychiatric hospital during his or her life...

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  • Battle of the Brains

    As seen on Catalyst. This four-part series tells the story of a unique group of brilliant teenage Australians, working towards competing against the best science scholars in the world at the...

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  • Beautiful Lies - Peter Carey

    This program explores the way novelist Peter Carey transforms his native country into a bizarre land of nightmares and surreal comedy. It captures the spirit of Carey's surreal comic style of...

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  • Behind the News - How the News is Made

    Aimed at upper primary to middle secondary school students (10-15 year olds). Have you ever wondered how the television news is made? Who decides what is news and what is not? Take a behind-the-...

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  • Being Me

    An ABC Health Series that encourages kids to know themselves, like themselves and be themselves. These eight programs explore issues that concern young people and present a range of skills to help...

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  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt

    A four-part series looking at the Australian legal system through discussion of four criminal cases of the past. Ep 1 - Ronald Ryan Case A re-enactment of the Ronald Ryan case, covering Ryan's escape...

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  • Big House, The

    This three-part documentary series filmed over 10 years focuses on the Australian prison system and its impact on the lives of inmates on the inside and their families who wait for their return into...

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  • Big Country Revisited - Series 2

    A series that revisits the lives of people originally filmed for the ABC's Big Country finding out what has happened to them since the program.

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  • Big Country, A - Winter's Tale

    The story of a man who's strange form of farming is puzzling agricultural scientists. He has discovered new ways of fertilising soil using products from his dairy herds, including cow horns and...

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  • Big Dreamers

    Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar-producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia. Tully is renowned for its endless sugar fields and...rain. One day the townsfolk were...

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  • Big Lie, The

    When the hired guns of British American Tobacco came to Australia to appeal a decision in favour of a terminally-ill wife and mother, they didn't stop once they had the award overturned. They then...

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  • Black Soldier Blues

    When America established its Pacific base in Australia, the country's Prime Minister warmly welcomed the thousands of GIs stationed there - except for the black GIs who were told to stay on their...

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  • Black Swan, The - Meryl Tankard

    Portrait of Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard, formally artistic director of the Meryl Tankard Dance Theatre, which explores her early life and works. We see how she has developed her own unique...

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  • Blackout

    Magazine-style program combining items of information and background to issues together with comedy segments and music performance using Aboriginal talent throughout. Episodes cover Aboriginal...

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  • Blacktracker

    From the early 1800's Aboriginal people have been used as guides and trackers by the police force. This century one of the most highly regarded was Sergeant Alexander Riley of Dubbo, NSW. In 1943...

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  • Blainey View, The

    Professor Geoffrey Blainey presents his view of Australia, past and present. In this, his first television venture, he examined Australia's past, exploring not only major influences and events which...

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  • Bomb Harvest

    Over 35 years ago, during the Vietnam War, American bombs rained down on Laos in the 'Secret War', leaving it the most bombed country in history. The deadly legacy of this destruction continues,...

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  • Bon Bons and Roses for Dorothy - Dorothy Hewett

    Using excerpts from the late author's writing, this documentary reveals the complex and contradictory woman behind the controversial public persona of elder stateswoman of Australian literature.

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  • Boy and the Island, The

    A biographical study of noted Australian author Christopher Koch. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1932 and remained there until his early twenties. This program looks at the strong influence...

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  • Breaking the Ice

    Author Tim Bowden takes us on one of the last great adventures - a voyage through the treacherous Southern Ocean to Australia's Antarctic Territory. Ep 1 - Macquarie Island Join Tim Bowden on one of...

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  • Bushfire Summer

    South-eastern Australia is the most bushfire prone place in the world. All it takes is a few hot, dry days, and a strong northerly wind - and there's the possibility of a 'bad' Bushfire Summer. This...

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  • Bunch of Fives

    A stop-motion animated series about animals and the environment. Turtle World Through the vast emptiness of space travels a lone sea turtle. As she exhales, she creates an atmosphere, and that in...

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  • Buried Alive

    'Tis now about two years and three months since we first arrived at this distant country; all this while we have been as it were buried alive ... our hopes are now almost vanished.' The Reverend...

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  • Burma Railway

    Sequel to 'The Fall of Singapore'. The horrific story of the Australian prisoners of war who were forced by the Japanese to work on the notorious Burma railway during WWII. The 270-mile railway was...

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  • Business of English, The

    This 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.

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  • Bush Law

    This DVD is an exploration of the potential for cooperation between traditional Aboriginal law and the mainstream Australian criminal justice system in reducing violent crime in remote Aboriginal...

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  • Big Wet, The

    The Big Wet is a striking visual record of a particular wet season in the tropical north of Australia. It starts with the last days of the Dry in September and concludes with the first fires in April...

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  • Burma: Resistance, Business and Nuclear Secrets

    Burma is one of the world's most closed and surveiled societies. It is a nation where independent journalists are banned and where translators and guides are often threatened. Even the most banal...

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  • Big Country Revisited - Series 1

    A series that revisits the lives of people originally filmed for the ABC's Big Country finding out what has happened to them since the program.

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  • Barefoot in Ethiopia

    Kyra always wanted to save the world. When she left high school, she inspired her brother, her partner and her friend to raise $12,000 to build a health clinic in the Ethiopian Desert. She soon...

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  • Bodyline: The Ultimate Test

    This is the story of one of the most well known but perhaps least understood moments of conflict and controversy in the history of sport: the infamous Bodyline test cricket series of 1932 and 1933....

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  • Big Ideas - Boys Don't Cry

    Australian troops deployed in Afghanistan have now returned home but many have brought back with them the heavy psychological baggage of military conflict. Some predict a surge in cases of Post...

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  • Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing

    ‘It’s impossible to imagine what Australia would be like without surfing’ – Tim Winton Bombora - The Story of Australian Surfing tells the stories of the pioneers like Duke Kahanamoku and Isobel...

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