One of 10 children with many different fathers, Heath Ducker lived in abject poverty in a run down house. At the age of 12, he was sexually abused by his best friend's father.
When Australian Story first met teenage fiction author John Marsden in 2002 he was suffering writers block and had given up full-time teaching.
What would drive a woman to blackmail a state premier? Merri Rose is a former politician who went from high school drop out, to cabinet minister, to prisoner in sensational circumstances.
Anne Garton is a young Queensland woman who set her sights high from an early age and consistently achieved outstanding results in the sporting, academic and professional arenas.
Australia has a proud history of entertainers visiting war zones to lift the morale of our troops. On the face of it, a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq would not appeal to everyone.
Australian Story looks at a medical mystery, as two Australian women, Mary Rezo and Shani Eldridge, battle to come to terms with a rare and debilitating lung disease that strikes down women of chil
When Nicole Kidman gave birth to a baby girl in Nashville in 2008, she may have been relieved to be several thousand kilometres away from the long lens of Sydney paparazzo Jamie Fawcett.
In 2000 Tim McCallum was accepted into the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts in Western Australia; the culmination of a childhood dream.
In May 2008 hardened court officials were moved to tears by one of the most unusual cases ever to come to trial.
In 2003 a young American bride, Tina Watson, died during a honeymoon scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder.
This program features a harrowing and multi-faceted account of the impact of heroin addiction on an average, middle class Australian family.
Jane Hansen lived a charmed life. She channelled all the opportunities of her generation - education, challenge and adventure - into a successful career as a television journalist.
This program is about one of the all time legends of world motor sport. In 1959 Sir Jack Brabham became the first Australian to win a Formula One world championship.
Lachlan McCarthy first came to John Butler's attention in 2005 when he applied for a grant from a seed fund run by the musician.
Doctor and inventor Max Whisson has always taken a different view of life from most people.
27 year old Gayle Shann was working with her husband putting in fence posts on their property “Cantaur Park” when her glove became entangled in a drilling machine inflicting shocking injuries and n
Riding instructor Anne Skinner isn't meant to be alive. She spent years teaching children with disabilities the joy and therapeutic values of horse riding.
While politicians clash noisily over global warming and how to fight it, millions of Australians are trying modestly to cut their energy use, to be a small part of a big solution.
An in depth look at the woman who made history by becoming Australia's first female Prime Minister.