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.
Recently unearthed in an America University, 30 precious paintings by the Aboriginal artists of Carrolup Settlement.
A Torres Strait Islander boy makes the transition from boy to man with a traditional ceremony: the first shave. Sea Man Dan talks about the experiences that have influenced his music style.
A follow-up to the earlier Andrew Denton series "Blah Blah Blah", using a late-night chat-show format, and featuring a particular topic for each episode, with comedy sketch segments, vox pop street
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.
No matter what the advances in modern medicine are, there are still too many times when a patient's sickness is cured but the patient doesn't feel better.
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
"....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.
A traditional Christmas concert with choir, orchestra and performers, Jenny Woodward hosts The Spirit Of Christmas from the Conert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre featuring the Queens
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
From Bathurst Island, 80km north of Darwin, a Eucharist service in the Roman Catholic tradition integrating Aboriginal traditional elements and conventional Catholic liturgical forms.
What's life really like for women in the Islamic world? To what extent is our opinion of them based on Western prejudice? We profile five remarkable women who challenge conventional stereotypes.
Madonna statues have been known to weep all around the world.
Compass investigates support and opposition to the growing number of chaplains in our state schools.
This program charts the adventures of an octogenarian motor bike rider who's suddenly become the centre of a social networking phenomenon.
Anglicans are struggling with the future of their church. Conservatives are angry about plans to bless same-sex relationships and the consecration of an openly gay bishop in the USA.
Three unique choirs all with one aim: to bring Christmas to those who aren’t really looking for it.
Nearly 400 years after being tried by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, Galileo again faces charges of heresy.
Compass explores the modern day appeal of religious life by following the personal journeys of three Australians who take up a vocation later in life.