Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a black Kenyan father and a white American mother from Kansas, President Barack Obama was raised in Indonesia and then later in Hawaii by his maternal grandparents.
Paul Fleming, an ambitious, 20 year old, 57kg featherweight boxer from Far North Queensland is one of the Indigenous athletes representing Australia at the Beijing Olympics.
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.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
We follow Doris Pilkington, writer of Rabbit Proof Fence, back to the place her mother escaped from, the Moore River native settlement.
In every entertainers life there is a single moment that they can remember where the penny dropped about wanting to entertain others for the rest of their lives.
Waverly Stanley is a young man with a big dream. He wants as many kids as possible to have access to prestigious private schools around the country.
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs has been described as one of the great Australians - a man who's work made a difference to the lives of everyone.
Croatian-born grandmother Gina Sinozich has painted a prodigious and impressive collection of hundreds of internationally celebrated paintings since she first took up a brush just six years ago.
A delightful journey through the world of opera, this film is constructed around Joan Carden's preparation and performances as Cio-Cio-San in Madam Butterfly.
Dr Vaughn Clift, a medical doctor, is as far as he knows, the only Australian working for NASA.
In the sixties and seventies, Florence Broadhurst's wallpaper company produced designs that were all the rage across the globe.
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
On the eve of his retirement as Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia Archbishop Peter Carnley reflects on his life, the pressures of the office and in lighter moments shows how the Mitre can
As a committed feminist and prolific author Dale Spender has had a big impact on the women’s movement both here and abroad.
Entrepreneur, prolific adventurer and advocate of everything Australian, Dick Smith tells Peter, “To me, a fair go is probably the most important ethos as an Australian”.
The irrepressible Don Chipp pulls no punches in talking to Peter Thompson about his life in politics and his approach to life since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, “If you’re feeling down
Australian of the Year 2005, Dr Fiona Wood is Peter Thompson's guest.
Moulded by the Depression - befriended by artists like Arthur Boyd and Syd Nolan - he started jamming more than 70 years ago.
Peter Thompson talks to John Elliott, whose personal wealth was once estimated to be 50 million dollars.