Modern History

Dynasties - Series 4

An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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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 wil...

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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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Gallipoli From Above - The Untold Story

Gallipoli from Above: The Untold Story is the true story of how a team of Australian officers used aerial intelligence, emerging technology and innovative tactics to plan the landing at Anzac Cove. Ge...

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Mawson: Science and Survival

Mawson the Survivor is the epic and relatively untold story of one of the Antarctic’s most incredible stories of survival – the remarkable ill-fated trek of Douglas Mawson in 1912-13. Sir Douglas...

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Artscape - The First Interview

In Paris, August 1886, the world's first media interview occurred when the great photographer Nadar interviewed the famous scientist and sceptic Chevreul on his 100th birthday. The meeting was recorde...

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Paul Keating Redfern Speech

In the early 1990s Paul Keating's Labor government put Aboriginal reconciliation high on the agenda, establishing the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991 then following up the High Court's M...

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Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History

Frank Hurley captured the first images of Antarctic heroes, World Wars, phenomenal landscapes and mysterious natives in far away jungles, seizing the imagination of all who saw them. He made myths of...

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Croker Island Exodus

When the Japanese bombed Darwin in 1942, 95 Aboriginal children from the Stolen Generation, along with their missionary carers, were trapped on Croker Island, 200 kilometres off the Northern Territory...

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