History

Australians at War

Australians at War is an eight-hour television series that examines the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how this nation has been shaped by those experiences. Episode 1 - We're on a Lon...

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Canberra Confidential

A cemetery with lights...the world’s most boring city. Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That’s what most people think. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb is set to change your mind in Canberr...

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Margaret Olley - A Life in Paint

MARGARET OLLEY: A LIFE IN PAINT is an intimate one-hour documentary about one of Australia's best-loved painters. A well-known figure from the time she was painted by William Dobell in 1948, Olley's c...

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Australia - The Time Travellers Guide

Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia. Nowhere else can you simply jump in a car and travel back through the...

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New Eden

Presented by Richard Heathcote, curator of historic Ripponlea, and spanning Australia's earliest colonial residences, from the verandah-clad pastoral homesteads to ornate Victorian mansions and Edward...

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Storytellers of the Pacific

Storytellers of the Pacific is about indigenous people in the Pacific – their cultures, spirituality, histories, experiences and survival after colonisation. It looks at identity, land rights, self...

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Compass - The Lost War of the Vatican

On the 50th anniversary of Vatican II this program revisits the historic three year council that changed the Catholic Church, and examines the ongoing repercussions of its reforms. Part 1 Image...

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Australia on Trial

Australia On Trial is a three part drama series recreating three historic trials that throw light on aspects of Australia during colonial times. The three high-profile and controversial c... Read on

Life and Times OF Margaret Whitlam, The

The wife of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Margaret Whitlam recalls the day that the Governor-General John Kerr sacked her husband on 11 November 1975. Interviewed by Maxine McKew, Margaret Whi...

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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 con... Read on