Dynasties - Series 2

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 Kidman Family
Australia's cattle king, Sir Sidney Kidman, built a massive empire that covered 3½ percent of the continent. For four generations, Kidmans battled drought and family division to stay in control of one of the country's most successful pastoral companies, keeping his dynastic dreams alive. This documentary follows the progress of descendant Will Abel Smith, as he struggles to follow in his great grandfather's footsteps — and bridge the ever-widening gap between the corporate demands of the city and the traditions of the bush.

The Boyd Family
Arthur Boyd was a painter from a family of painters, potters, architects, writers and sculptors — but his fame eclipsed them all. This is a story about money, art and love. How five generations ago, Australia's most celebrated artistic dynasty came to be blessed with the divine right to a creative life, now lived under the shadow of greatness.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2003
Duration: 
2 x 28 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
Home $44


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