Step back in time to explore the evolution of the relationship between television and politics. Retrace some of the biggest stories from the past 50 years for insights into how Australia has adapted to technology and society.
When a 73-year-old American long- distance truck driver with an eighth grade education bought a painting in a thrift shop for $5, she didn't know it would pit her against the most powerful people in the art community. Teri Horton learned that a fingerprint on the back of her canvas matched a fingerprint found on a can of paint in Jackson Pollock's studio. More research found the paint on the floor of his studio also matched the paint on Teri's canvas. Because Teri knew a Jackson Pollock painting the size of hers was worth upwards of $50 million, she thought she had won the lottery. "Not so fast,'' said the art world.
Compass looks at the man and myth of St Patrick. The stories around him have lasted since the 5th Century. Irish experts explain what we know and don’t know about this lasting figure and his influence on pagan religion and Christianity in Ireland.
Aboriginal Australians looked at the constellations in the night sky to help guide their knowledge of things such as emu egg collection and trade with the Macassans. Tony outlines the different theories around the first non aboriginal people to land on Australian land, including Janszoon, Dampier and Zheng He. Ultimately, it was a rare astronomical occurrence; the transit of Venus, which led to Cook's arrival.
Through the lens of some of the world's greatest sporting achievers, the program looks at how far Aboriginal Australians have come, and it acknowledges the struggle undertaken so far. As the journey is not over, we share their current concerns and aspirations for the future of their sports as well as their hopes for Indigenous Australians in all walks of life.
A brief animated history of the Incas, where they lived and the civilisations that went before them including the Nazcas.
This clip is a good discussion starter and argues that developed nations may be less impacted by global warming than other natio
Have you ever wondered about who lived in your house before you? Where did they come from? What were their dreams, hopes and fears? And what became of them? Who's Been Sleeping In My House? is a new 8-part Australian series presented by archaeologist Adam Ford exploring the incredible stories that lie between the bricks and mortar of our homes.
Every house has a tale to tell. In this second series of Who's Been Sleeping In My House? archaeologist Adam Ford ventures into homes across Australia to reveal the hidden stories and histories of the people who once lived in them.
As soon as they saw it, Sue and James McAuliffe knew that the Victorian sandstone cottage in Wray Avenue, Fremantle was the house in which they wanted to raise their family. Sitting in the middle of one of Australia's most celebrated port cities, the house acquired a lively reputation during Fremantle's defining moment - the America's Cup. It wasn't long before the McAuliffes started to hear stories about the competing yachtsmen and members of the jetset who made it 'party central', and they have always been keen to learn more about what went on behind their walls.
Hobart's Battery Point is home to the most crowded collection of historic buildings in Australia. Here, workers' cottages jostle for space alongside grand Victorian mansions. Among them is Oljato, a handsome two-storey gentleman's residence perched atop a pedestal of sandstone.
Adam Ford investigates a classic Victorian terrace said to have once been owned by an eccentric millionaire and a 19th century sea captain.
Invercloy is a grand Federation-style home in Redcliffe, Western Australia where it stands out as a majestic mansion in a sea of suburbia. But beyond the house's visual charm, George and Pauline Christidis reckon Invercloy spins a special magic, which they can't explain.
Adam Ford investigates the 70-year-old mystery of a stolen baby and attempts to find the saviour of a house that was once deemed uninhabitable.
Like many towns in Tasmania, the people of Pontville are proud of their historic buildings - and particularly an impressive stone house called The Sheiling. The date on the gate gives a clue to its age, 'Circa 1819', which would make the house one of the oldest buildings in Tasmania. It's quite a claim, but not everyone is convinced.
Adam Ford heads to the small NSW town of Gunning where he investigates a home that played a key role in the history of rogue bushrangers.
Doobawah is an impressive Queenslander - a tropical, wooden palace on stilts, with a labyrinth of doors and windows designed to catch every breath of breeze from Moreton Bay. Indeed, Doobawah comes from the local Indigenous language, meaning 'vast expanse of water'.
Adam Ford investigates the extraordinary story of an alleged Nazi radio station hidden in the roof of a family home.