2012 marks the 45 year anniversary of a crucial moment of national decision - the 1967 Referendum.
The apology in Federal Parliament to the Stolen Generations of Australia, by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a defining moment in the nation's history.
Do you know which former Prime Minister was present at the hanging of Ned Kelly? Or which two Prime Ministers worked as miners before they became leaders?
These documentaries use a variety of primary sources to investigate issues in Australia's past.
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.
When America established its Pacific base in Australia, the country's prime minister warmly welcomed the thousands of GIs stationed there - except for the black GIs, who were told to stay on their
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
'Tis now about two years and three months since we first arrived at this distant country; all this while we have been as it were buried alive ... our hopes are now almost vanished.'
Sequel to 'The Fall of Singapore'. The horrific story of the Australian prisoners of war who were forced by the Japanese to work on the notorious Burma railway during WWII.
Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when published in 1948 few could b
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
A dramatised reconstruction of the tragic 1912 expedition of Professor Sir Douglas Mawson to Antarctica.
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
As with any portrait, the first thing an artist must do is find the soul of the subject.
The Manifolds is the classic tale of a family that had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.... and what's befallen them since.
The Fibros and the Silvertails is the story of the feud between two football teams that turned into a war about class and alleged corruption.
A cultural anthology which explores from a personal and subjective point of view the journey of immigrants to Australia since World War II.
Four Corners talks to the Chief Justice, Sir Anthony Mason on a range of issues.