The social organisation, daily life, myths and beliefs of the main cultures of history addressed in a different tone, with touches of humour in a 'close-to-the-kids' language.
The Terracotta Army is one of China's greatest treasures, but there are still dark secrets surrounding this super-tomb. Newly discovered artefacts reveal the soldiers' supernatural enemy, and human remains point to ancient China's violent origins.
What was it like getting up and getting ready when there was no bathroom in your house? And what did children eat for breakfast when there were no refrigerators or supermarket foods like cereal?
In 1879, the Chinese community of Bendigo were invited to take part in the town's annual Easter parade. Ever since then, the acrobatics, music and dragon dance have been a highlight of the parade. What did the parade raise money for? How did the Chinese Easter parade committee make the parade extra special? How can events like this help people to accept and understand different cultures in the community?
Nine-year-old Christina Tie performed in Bendigo's famous Easter Parade in 1889. Can Avie and Alyssa learn the skills they need to put on a show that delights the crowd?
Why did people get milk delivered every day in the past? How did people show the milkman how many milk bottles they needed? Where did the milk come from? What happened to the empty milk bottles?
In 1940s Melbourne, teenage milkman Conway Tighe got up in the early hours every morning to harness his horse and complete his milk deliveries on time. Will Jeffrin and Harry match his dedication and get the job done?
In 1912, 14-year-old sailor Douglas Bull was awarded the rank of Ordinary Seaman by his ship's captain. Can Stella and Caitlin prove they have what it takes to match Douglas' achievement? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
As a convict kid, once you served your usual sentence of seven or 14 years, you would still have had the majority of your life ahead of you to make a fresh start.
Twelve-year-old artistic roller skater Tammy Bryant trained hard to master the routines that won her the 1989 Australian National Championship. Can Charli and Matthew learn the signature moves that made Tammy a champion? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
Cameleer William Satour grew up with his Afghan father after his Aboriginal mother died. William's father made sure he kept in touch with his mother's side of the family. He was even able to speak the language of his mother's family, Pertame Southern Arrente. How many camels did William’s father have? What were the camels used for?What religion was William's father? Why is it important to keep Aboriginal languages such as Pertame alive?
In the early 1900s, teenage Afghan Aboriginal cameleer, William Satour, guided his father's camel train through some of Australia's toughest country. Can Ezekiel and Nathaniel deliver their cargo safely and on time? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
Maeve and Harper step back in time to experience what life was like in the past. What ingredients are used to make butter? Why did they put salt in the butter in the 1850s? What ingredients are used to make the bread? How is it different from cooking today? Which utensils do we still use today? Which equipment is no longer used? Why? Would you rather go to school or work every day on the farm like Thekla did?
In 1850, 12-year-old Thekla Staude regularly trekked 26km from her home in Hahndorf village to sell her handmade produce at market in Adelaide. Will Maeve and Harper complete the long walk to market to make a sale? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
In 1832, 13-year-old Kadli was chosen as the best player of the match during a Kaurna game of Parntu. Can our modern footballers Ray Ray and Jaikye match his skills to win the best and fairest title? Learn about Aboriginal Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
In 1932, a nine-year-old boy now known as ‘Lennie the legend’, rode his horse over 900 kilometres from his country town of Leongatha to Sydney to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Learn what life was like during the Great Depression for a country lad in Australia as these modern day kids relive history.
Convict kids in Australia suffered a variety of punishments for even the most minor offences. These punishments ranged from flogging to solitary confinement or work gangs.
Former world record holder Wilhelmina "Mina" Wylie, along with friend Fanny Durack, were Australia's first female Olympians, swimming their way to victory at the 1912 Stockholm Games. Can Sienna and Paige beat Mina's time? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
In 1898, 13-year-old Cornish miner Robert Richards worked full time, attended night school, did chores and raced billy carts! Can Jack and Makayla finish all his jobs and still make it to the Moonta Goat Cart championships? Learn about Australia's history as these kids experience what it was like.
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