The romance and ritual of weddings comes alive in this fly-on-the-wall look at tying the knot. From an exotic outdoor Hindu ceremony to the rich formality of a Greek Orthodox service, this program shows children the range of cultural and religious forms a wedding can take.
Filmmaker, Lee Whitmore's true story of growing up during one of the most talked about events in Australian history - the Petrov Affair. It's the summer of 1954 and seven year old Lee and her friends are drifting through the holidays, exploring their quiet suburban neighbourhood where nothing ever seems to happen... until one day mysterious strangers move in with the old lady next door.
Dame Enid Lyons was the first woman to become a Federal Member of the House of Representatives. The wife of an Australian Prime Minister she also found time to raise twelve children.
With only two days to go, Dodly and Flynn are busy making the final preparations for their Christmas celebration. As expected, it's not all smooth sailing for the two monsters, especially when Dodly discovers he has no money left to buy Flynn a present, and they encounter a reluctant turkey. Whilst looking for solutions to their problems, they uncover the history and meaning behind some of the traditions of Christmas.
Dodly and Flynn are busy making the final preparations for their Christmas celebration and look at some of the traditions surrou
Profiles the life of human rights activist Dr Faith Bandler. As the daughter of a South Sea Islander who was kidnapped to work in the Queensland canefields, she grew up believing in equality and freedom. She fought for rights and freedoms denied to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as one of the leaders during the ten year campaign leading to the 1967 referendum.
This program opens with the countdown to the end of a year. Graphics are used to explain the concept of one year ending and another beginning. Children are introduced to the idea that not all people celebrate New Year at the same time. We witness the strict rituals of a Jewish New Year celebration, both inside a synagogue and at home. We experience the unique sights and sounds of a Chinese New Year, from the hypnotic chanting inside a Buddhist temple to the raucous, vibrant dragon dances.
We experience the unique sights and sounds of a Chinese New Year, from the hypnotic chanting inside a Buddhist temple to the rau
Traditions and rituals observed over Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Learn about the reasons behind the rituals observed at home and in the Synagogue.
This program presents Christmas as a time when people show how much they care for others. Whether it's making presents or cooking up a feast, Christmas is portayed as a happy time spent with family and friends. Scenes from a school nativity play help to explain the celebration's religious origins. Traditions such as sending cards, putting up a Christmas tree and writing a note to Santa are all illustrated. The program also shows the preparatoin and sharing of special Christmas foods from a range of cultures.
This series of short documentaries presents biographical accounts of Australian personalities, both past and present, drawn from various facets of Australian life. Today: Koiki (Eddie) Mabo.
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of deceased per
This clip briefly highlights the tradition of writing a note to Santa and giving and receiving Christmas gifts.
This clip illustrates some of the Christmas traditions people follow. Traditions such as sending cards, making presents, putting
This clip shows scenes from a school nativity play help to explain the celebration's religious origins.
The planning, preparation and staging of a Year Seven graduation party is woven throughout this program. Achievements are defined as happy events that can take place both in private and public settings. Viewers learn that most people achieve things because they've worked hard and, in some cases, have special talents.
Known as the Golden Girl, Betty Cuthbert is one of the fastest female runners Australia has produced. At 18 she won 3 gold medals at the Olympic Games held in Melbourne. Eight years later she won gold again at the Tokyo Games. She now has multiple sclerosis.
An almost tragic figure in his personal life, Henry Lawson has inspired generations of Australians with his verse and prose. Many believe he was the first poet to capture the 'real' Australian way of life.
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