In 1768 King George III of England orders an ambitious expedition to the Pacific Ocean to observe the Transit of Venus, and see the mythical southern continent.
Ten Pound Poms follows the journeys of nine Britons who took the gamble of migrating to Australia in the post-war years.
Twenty years after the High Court's Mabo judgement, the inside story of the court decision that threatened to divide a nation.
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'
The wife of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Margaret Whitlam recalls the day that the Governor-General John Kerr sacked her husband on 11 November 1975.
Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, Australia on Trial is a thought‐provoking three‐part series recreating the historic trials that throw light on the Australia of colonial times.
Presented by Richard Heathcote, curator of historic Ripponlea, and spanning Australia's earliest colonial residences, from the verandah-clad pastoral homesteads to ornate Victorian mansions and Edw
A cemetery with lights...the world’s most boring city. Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That’s what most people think.
In 1911 douglas Mawson sailed to the Antarctic. He travelled over the icecap with dog teams on a journey that ended in the tragic death of his two companions - and, remarkably, his own survival.
Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia.
The family of WW2 cinematographer Damien Parer take the notorious 96 kilometre long Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.
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.
DVD copies of the State Memorial Service for Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam are available through ABC Library Sales.
DVD copies of the State Memorial Service for Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Faser are now available through ABC Library Sales
Episode 1: Bad Hair Decades In the 70s Australia's closed economy was smashed by shock after shock. By the 80s we were suffering high unemployment & inflation. Radical reform was needed.
This Australian Story provides a rare insight into the mysterious world of Australia's elite Commando regiments.
Aboriginal community leader Lois Cook’s exploration of her great grandfather Bubba Jack Cook’s story reveals the history of indigenous massacres on the NSW North Coast.