Dynasties - Series 1
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 ongoing influences.
The De Bortoli Family
The De Bortoli dynasty owes much of its success to its Italian heritage, but for how much longer can it stay true to its down-to-earth roots? Worth over $100 million, the De Bortoli family is now one of our largest wine exporters.
The Myer Family
Arriving in Melbourne 100 years ago, a Russian Jewish refugee began peddling goods around the countryside and later engineered a retail revolution, Melbourne's first department store. Four generations on, his philanthropic legacy survives.
The Wright Family
The Wright Stuff tells the story of two branches of a New England pastoral dynasty founded in 1885 by a unique strong minded widow, Charlotte May Wright.
The Durack Family
The Duracks, Australia's first great cattle dynasty, fled famine in Ireland only to struggle to conquer the harsh land of the Kimberley against the resistance of the local Aboriginal people, who now run these stations.
The Macarthur Family
Once Australia's most powerful pastoral family, the Macarthur dynasty now clings to its ancestral home, Camden Park, on the outskirts of Sydney - passed down over seven generations as its final link to a glorious past.
The Murdoch Family
In this intriguing and exclusive insight, key members of the Murdoch family talk candidly about what it means to be a part of the Australian Media dynasty.