One hundred years ago the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Queensland set up what he described as a dumping ground for the lame, the holt and the incorrigible; the black criminals of the state.
When Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling established Western Australia's Swan River colony (later the city of Perth) in 1829, times were tough.
Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter.
This is the story of one of the most well known but perhaps least understood moments of conflict and controversy in the history of sport: the infamous Bodyline test cricket series of 1932 and 1933.
Dust Echoes is a children's animated television and online series that brings to life four Indigenous Australian Dreamtime stories.
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.
On June 6, 1944 thousands of Allied servicemen landed on the shores of northern France, with a mission to free Western Europe from Nazi tyranny.
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.
This is the story of two scientists who discover ancient human remains that challenge everything we know about human evolution.
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.
A commemorative special from Canberra to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Kokoda.
This engaging two-part documentary digs deep into overlapping histories of the respective countries, unpacks the present and looks to the future of Australia’s ‘waltz with the dragon’.