On Sunday June 10 1838 at Myall Creek in Northern NSW, 28 Aborigines, men, women and children of the Wirrayaraay people were killed by a mob of white stockmen.
From the early 1800's Aboriginal people have been used as guides and trackers by the police force. This century one of the most highly regarded was Sergeant Alexander Riley of Dubbo, NSW.
Professor Geoffrey Blainey presents his view of Australia, past and present. In this, his first television venture, he examined Australia's past, exploring not only major influences and events whi
The role of churches and missions in removing Indigenous children from their families.
CONTACT is constructed around one of the most extraordinary filmed and photographed moments in Australian history: the day in 1964 when a group of 20 Martu women and children walk out from the noma
The Aboriginal people have developed a vital and imaginative religious culture centred around myths, comprising legends of the ten ways life began and how their society, laws and customs were estab
Looks at how the white criminal justice system seeks to involve Aboriginal tribal law in the punishment of serious crime.
Four Corners revisits Box Ridge, the sight of the first Four Corners location shoot 32 years ago, to see if the living and working conditions of the local Aborigines have changed any.
The High Court judgement known as the WIK case turned traditional concepts of land ownership on their head by stating that Native Title could co-exist with pastoral leases.
The year 2007 and specifically Sunday, 27 May 2007, marked the 40th Anniversary of Australia's most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation's history.
Wakes are traditionally held after a person has died, but after talking with friends, Big Bill Neidjie decided to have one before he passed on.
Each year, there is an outpouring of national pride on April 25 - ANZAC Day.
Lloyd McDermott was the first Aboriginal man to play international rugby for Australia, but within a year it was all over when he refused to play in South Africa as an 'honorary white'.
Ripples From Wave Hill is the definitive first-hand account of Australia's first successful land rights campaign as told by the Aboriginal people who fought for their land and the radicals who join
A major two part commemoration and celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off featuring prominent Aboriginal bands who performed during the three day event.
40,000 Aboriginal people and supporters came from all corners of the country - foot, road, train and air – to march in Sydney on January 26, 1988.
In September 1996 a research team consisting of archaeologist Richard Fullagar, dating expert David Price and geographer Lesley Head, claimed they had good evidence that Aborigines had been living
Contrary to popular belief, Aboriginal people lived in semi-permanent shelters before white settlement.
We follow Dr Christopher Anderson, anthropologist and Director of the South Australian Museum, as he journeys north to plan the return of Aboriginal secrets/sacred objects to their original communi
"....Many of the stories that have emerged from this part of the world about the church and its missions over the past years have been shocking tales of abuse, exploitation and brutality.