The year is 1801. Two rival expeditions, hailed as "Voyages of Discovery" , sail away from the carnage of the Napolenonic Wars to explore an unknown land Terra Australis.
The untold story of Australia's most prized tree, the Huon Pine, and the many worlds that surround it.
The roar of a hunting dinosaur echoes through the misty forest, while safe in a burrow the great-great grandmother of today's platypus gives birth to an egg...
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.
The discovery of gold changed the course of Australia's history, when the gold rush era saw the population triple, the creation of inland towns on what had been vast sheep runs, the end of convict
In Jordan, a team of archaeologists undertakes a survey of human settlement at the ancient city of Pella, in the hills overlooking the River Jordan.
The story of six Wallabies, who after touring South Africa in 1969, realized that playing International rugby against South Africa would be condoning apartheid.
In October, 1996, residents of the twin towns of Albury-Wadonga on the NSW-Victoria border were shocked when the floodgates of the nearby Hume Dam were opened.
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
Since medieval times, we've depended upon bridges and tunnels to get us over and under the landscape. But technological advances have revolutionised the way they're designed and built.
Contrary to popular belief, Aboriginal people lived in semi-permanent shelters before white settlement.
Florence Violet McKenzie was born in the years which gave rise to the first wave of feminism, apt timing for a woman who, during her long life, distinguished herself in technical fields and opened
Nurses and doctors recall the Spanish influenza epidemic which swept Australia in 1919. At least twenty million people died of the flu around the world, including twelve thousand Australians.
A half-hour special looking at the seriousness of the Asian financial crisis of January 1998 with interviews with Professor Jeffrey Sachs, David Hale and Kenichi Ohmae.
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
Secrets of St Marys is a scientific detective story that follows a team of student archaeologists as they set out to discover what life was like for the first settlers of South Australia.
Serialised drama set in Sydney during the 1890s.
"....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.
Presented by John Clarke. For the first time here is a documentary that looks at how and why we speak the way we do.
The Stamp of Australia is a snapshot of 200 years of Australia's history viewed through the prism of the Post Office and the remarkable letters it delivered.