Glossary

  • Remembrance Ceremony for Vietnam

    2006 was an extremely important year for honouring and remembering Vietnam veterans and also marking the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Join us in remembering the 40th Anniversary of the...

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  • Rudely Interrupted

    The journey of a unique rock band, whose members all have physical or intellectual disabilities, takes them from the Melbourne pub scene to the stage of the UN building, New York. Rudely Interrupted...

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  • Radio Program Sales

    ABC is the home to Australia's most extensive radio programming collection - spanning more than 77 years. Segments from programs broadcast on ABC Radio are available for purchase. This means you can...

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  • Radio Program Sales - By Design: Engineering Wonders

    Since medieval times, we've depended upon bridges and tunnels to get us over and under the landscape. But technological advances have revolutionised the way they're designed and built. From the Snowy...

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  • Radio Program Sales - By Design - Florence Broadhurst

    In the sixties and seventies, Florence Broadhurst's wallpaper company produced designs that were all the rage across the globe. But shortly after her mysterious murder in 1977, her reputation went...

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  • Radio Program Sales - By Design: History of Indigenous architecture

    Contrary to popular belief, Aboriginal people lived in semi-permanent shelters before white settlement. Their shelters had complex designs and were made from a variety of materials, depending on...

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  • Radio Program Sales - By Design: Phillip Cox's Australian Style

    Philip Cox is one of the elder statesmen of Australian architecture. He started his career in the middle of last century, at Sydney University in the late 1950s, and set up his first practice in the...

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  • Radio Program Sales - By Design: Utzon Tribute

    This is a reflection on the life and work of Jørn Utzon who died in 2008 aged 90. His enduring tribute will, of course, be the Sydney Opera House. World Heritage listed only last year, the jury...

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  • Radio Program Sales - Health Report: Places of Healing

    No matter what the advances in modern medicine are, there are still too many times when a patient's sickness is cured but the patient doesn't feel better. The body is fixed but the spirit is...

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  • Radio Program Sales - Hindsight: Save Our Sons

    In the closing days of 1964, Prime Minister Robert Menzies introduced a bill in Parliament which would prove to be one of the most controversial and divisive decisions in Australia's history. This...

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  • Radio Program Sales - Hindsight: Signals, Currents and Wires

    Florence Violet McKenzie was born in the years which gave rise to the first wave of feminism, apt timing for a woman who, during her long life, distinguished herself in technical fields and opened...

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  • Radio Program Sales - Verbatim: Spanish Flu

    Nurses and doctors recall the Spanish influenza epidemic which swept Australia in 1919. At least twenty million people died of the flu around the world, including twelve thousand Australians. In the...

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  • Rampant: How a City Stopped a Plague

    In November 1982, a young man walked into St Vincent's hospital, Sydney, complaining of simple symptoms - fever, fatigue, sweats. Not much was known about the virus he was carrying. Its name was...

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  • Reading Writing Roadshow

    Reading Writing Roadshow is an educational series for adults with reading and writing difficulties. It is a magazine style program with drama, comedy and documentary elements. VOLUME 1 Formal...

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  • Real Life Water Rats

    Set against the beauty of Tasmania's rugged coastline, this four-part series follows a group of highly trained policemen and women as they lead the war against illegal fishing and spearhead search...

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  • Real Rain Man, The

    Whatever happened to the real Rain Man, the quiet genius Kim Peek, whose extraordinary life story inspired the character played by Dustin Hoffman? Since the Oscar-winning movie Rain Man became a...

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  • Refugee Like Me

    In this poignant film, we seek to restore a human face to the word refugee. We follow the stories of six people, all of whom arrived in Australia since the end of the Vietnam War, from countries as...

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  • Remembering Alex Buzo

    In a special tribute hosted by Virginia Trioli, ABC TV remembers the life and work of one of Australia's greatest playwrights, Alex Buzo. The Sydney-based playwright and author died in August 2006...

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  • Rhythms of Life

    A visually stunning story of our planet from birth to death and the influence of the Sun and Moon on all living things. This is the story of life from the perspective of the solar system. The...

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  • Ribbon Of Life: One Man's Reef

    Marine biologist Alastair Birtles has made hundreds of dives on the Great Barrier Reef. In this program he takes viewers on a journey of discovery among the magic mountains of coral, exploring the...

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  • Rough Justice

    Documentary maker Simon Target gets up close and personal with some of the more surprising characters at the Bar as they grapple with real cases. Ep 1 - Joining the Club

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  • Ryan's Well

    This is an amazing, inspirational story about 7 year old Ryan Hreljac from Ontario who was determined to build a well for his pen pal Jimmy and the people in Angola, Uganda so they would have fresh,...

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  • Return to Lake Eyre - The Deluge

    It's remarkable enough when the great outback rivers occasionally flow to Lake Eyre to bring life to the arid centre of Australia - extraordinary when it happens two years in a row. The rivers run...

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  • Redfern Now

    Redfern Now is a kaleidoscopic drama that explores this inner city suburb and the people who inhabit it. Over six episodes we join the households of six ordinary families whose lives are changed by a...

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  • Reptilian Battleground

    For most of the year Crab Island, off Australia’s north coast seems like a piece of paradise. But from early May, dark forces are unleashed, as the players in a remarkable drama begin to show up. No-...

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