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Don't miss the ABC broadcast - order your copy now! 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Australian and New Zealand troops to serve in WW1. To honour the troops, a series of commemorative events were held in Albany, Western Australia from 30 October - 2 November 2014, and...
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...
Paul Hogan opens the door to his private and public life. Joining him and asking the questions we all want to ask is his good friend, Shane Jacobson. Together they talk life, love and comedy.
  • 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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  • ANZAC Centenary: Albany Convoy Commemorative Event Special DVD Set

    Don't miss the ABC broadcast - order your copy now! 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Australian and New Zealand troops to serve in WW1. To honour the troops, a series of commemorative events were held in Albany, Western Australia from 30 October - 2 November 2014, and a special DVD set of the ABC broadcast is...

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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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  • 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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  • Australian Story - Cracking the Code

    The Damiani family's story has been described as a breathtaking example of how medicine can be transformed by the determination of ordinary people. Four years ago, Stephen and Sally Damiani's baby son Massimo succumbed to a mystery disease. In the space of a few weeks, the toddler lost the ability to eat and crawl. The prognosis was bleak and the...

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  • Four Corners - Gas Leak!

    The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry itself. The problem is this "cleaner-greener" claim doesn't always square with experience on the ground. Next on Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney...

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  • Australian Story - A Sapper's Lullaby (Fred Smith)

    Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he's represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan. But it's his second career as a musician that came to the fore in Uruzgan province, when he wrote a song about the death of Australian soldier Ben Ranaudo. "Dust...

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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. Generals William Throsby Bridges and Colonel Brudenell White were charged with the difficult task of landing 20,000 ANZAC troops on a heavily defended...

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