Best Of Australian Story
28:37

Best Of Australian Story: Unfinished Business

ABC February 5, 2010

Personal and social capability

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Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder. It was a big promise and for years Ian was haunted by the fact ...

Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder. It was a big promise and for years Ian was haunted by the fact that he hadn't delivered. His commitment was partly motivated by his own early years as a homeless child in the camps around Alice Springs. Despite the toughest of starts in life, Ian Conway went to school and even became a prefect. Many years later, after carving a station out of of the bush in Central Australia and creating a successful tourist enterprise, he finally turned his mind to the 'unfinished business' of his promise to his friend.

Australian Story
29:00

Australian Story: Right As Rain

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 11, 2009

Personal and social capability

Science

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Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one ...

Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one would listen. But, increasingly scientific test results are providing persuasive evidence that the methods can work. And some very high profile supporters are throwing their weight behind Peter Andrews.

Australian Story
27:22

Australian Story: Abby's Story

ABC April 25, 2016

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Walker received the news that every parent dreads. Their two-year-old daughter Abby was diagnosed with leukaemia, a life-threatening illness. ...

Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Walker received the news that every parent dreads. Their two-year-old daughter Abby was diagnosed with leukaemia, a life-threatening illness. Abby's parents hit upon a controversial course of action - to have another child and harvest stem cells from the new baby's umbilical cord in case Abby relapsed and needed a transplant. They invited Australian Story to film with them as they embarked on this solution, providing intimate access to a deeply moving family experience. In this Australian Story update, we revisit the Walker family to find out the consequences of their decision.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
55:47

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Sea And Ice - Cape Horn

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 18, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

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Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers ...

Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers - newsman John Simpson and polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes - a taste of his world as a professional sailor. They attempt to sail on a voyage around Cape Horn, the most forbidding stretch of water on the planet.

Australian Story
27:32

Australian Story: A Fatal Attraction

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 26, 2009

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man ...

When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man behind Kylie Labouchardiere's death was plotting to hide his crime with a series of bizarre actions, none of which made sense to anybody at the time. Along the way, he set fire to his own home to mislead investigators and attempted to frame an innocent policeman. Despite his elaborate fabrications, a three-year police investigation

Australian Story
27:16

Australian Story: Bomber and Roy

ABC News 24 March 24, 2008

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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Brisbane grandparents Tony 'Bomber' Bower-Miles and Roy Chamberlain are not living out their years quietly. Instead they're making peace with their past lives by detonating ...

Brisbane grandparents Tony 'Bomber' Bower-Miles and Roy Chamberlain are not living out their years quietly. Instead they're making peace with their past lives by detonating Cambodian landmines with nothing but the bare basics: dental probes, pliers, skill and the help of former boy soldier and local mine clearer extraordinaire, Aki Ra.

Australian Story
29:30

Australian Story: When the Call Comes

ABC June 20, 2016

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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The news that a homeless man had been stabbed to death in early 2014 shocked Melbourne. In the days that followed, people flocked to the CBD, giving food and blankets to those ...

The news that a homeless man had been stabbed to death in early 2014 shocked Melbourne. In the days that followed, people flocked to the CBD, giving food and blankets to those in need. The dead man was Morgan Wayne Perry, though on the streets he was better known as "Mouse". He'd been killed by a young man from a privileged background, who'd been living alone in an apartment near where the incident took place. For Morgan's sister Michele Perry, it was the start of a journey to understand what happened to him.

Australian Story
29:54

Australian Story: The Minister's Secret

ABC March 28, 2016

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews asked Fiona Richardson MP to be Australia's first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, he had no idea of her troubled family ...

When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews asked Fiona Richardson MP to be Australia's first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, he had no idea of her troubled family history. Now, with the State's Royal Commission Into Family Violence about to deliver its findings, the minister responsible for implementing changes has decided to speak out about a long-held secret.

Compass
27:09

Compass: Flying Solo (Part 2)

ABC April 14, 2018

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

11-12
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Tracie challenges Tom to get his act together, while Digby must juggle the demands of preparing for an exhibition while pursuing his plans to live independently.

Tracie challenges Tom to get his act together, while Digby must juggle the demands of preparing for an exhibition while pursuing his plans to live independently.

Australian Story
30:59

Australian Story: Port Arthur

ABC April 11, 2016

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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On 28th April 1996, more than 500 tourists were visiting the historic site of Port Arthur in Tasmania. At lunchtime, a lone gunman armed with three military rifles and over ...

On 28th April 1996, more than 500 tourists were visiting the historic site of Port Arthur in Tasmania. At lunchtime, a lone gunman armed with three military rifles and over 400 rounds of ammunition opened fire. Twenty years on, Australian Story looks back at the legacy of that terrible day - the impact it had on survivors, witnesses, some of whom are talking for the first time, and the nation at large.

A Boy Called Alex
48:45

A Boy Called Alex

ABC2 April 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Music

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A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, ...

A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, conducted by Alex Stobbs. Cambridge music scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer, Alex Stobbs captured the heart of the nation with his inspiring story of hope and determination. Battling his crippling disease, Alex continues to turn his musical dreams into reality. He conducted the St Matthew Passion in front of a packed house of 800 paying audience members at the famous Cadogan Hall in London.

The Train: The Granville Rail Disaster
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The Train: The Granville Rail Disaster

The History Channel December 14, 2016

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

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Forty years after it happened, this is the never before told true story of the courage and compassion, the heartbreak and heroes of the Granville Train Disaster. For the first ...

Forty years after it happened, this is the never before told true story of the courage and compassion, the heartbreak and heroes of the Granville Train Disaster. For the first time, survivors and rescuers are reunited to recall the fateful moments on January 18, 1977 when a regular train ride from the Blue Mountains to work, a shopping trip to the city or a school holiday adventure instead became a journey that would end as Australia's worst rail tragedy. The full story behind the crash of the 6.09am Mount Victoria service to Central Station, Sydney, which derailed and brought down Granville's Bold Street Bridge, crushing two crowded carriages and eventually claiming 83 lives.

Australian Story
28:23

Australian Story: Whitey's Way

ABC April 4, 2016

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News and current affairs

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Paul White or 'Whitey' to his mates is an unstoppable force. He's the bush copper turned CEO of the Brisbane Broncos, one of Australia's most successful sporting clubs. But ...

Paul White or 'Whitey' to his mates is an unstoppable force. He's the bush copper turned CEO of the Brisbane Broncos, one of Australia's most successful sporting clubs. But that unstoppable force has come up against an immovable object - a diagnosis of a brain tumour that has rocked his family, his friends and his club.

Best Of Australian Story
28:06

Best Of Australian Story: Right As Rain

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Personal and social capability

Science

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Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into ...

Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into thriving oases. He called it natural sequence farming and it was producing some spectacular results. But for nearly thirty years, Peter Andrews' work was rejected by scientists, bureaucrats and politicians alike - until the evidence became difficult to ignore.

Al Jazeera Correspondents
47:41

Al Jazeera Correspondents: Educating Black Boys

Al Jazeera English December 25, 2016

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Health and PE

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Tony Harris takes a personal look at Baltimore's inner city and an education system that has failed black Americans.

Tony Harris takes a personal look at Baltimore's inner city and an education system that has failed black Americans.

Australian Story
29:14

Australian Story: 20th Anniversary Special

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC June 13, 2016

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News and current affairs

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Celebrating 20 years on air, our multi-award-winning program looks back on some of the most memorable moments and reveals the untold stories behind them.

Celebrating 20 years on air, our multi-award-winning program looks back on some of the most memorable moments and reveals the untold stories behind them.

Australian Story
28:55

Australian Story: The Two of Us

ABC August 1, 2016

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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When 16-year-old music student James Morrison met legendary jazz man Don Burrows in 1978, it was one of the biggest turning points in his life. After hearing James play, Don ...

When 16-year-old music student James Morrison met legendary jazz man Don Burrows in 1978, it was one of the biggest turning points in his life. After hearing James play, Don immediately took the young trumpeter under his wing, becoming his mentor and even inviting him to join the Burrows band. It was the beginning of a touching and enduring friendship, on stage and off. James Morrison went on to become Australia's most prominent jazz musician, and has never forgotten all that Don did for him. Now with Don Burrows about to turn 88 and in fading health, the tables have turned. It's time for James to look after Don.

Australian Story
28:18

Australian Story: Breaking Good

ABC April 10, 2017

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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Peter Lyndon-James is a former ice addict and criminal who now runs "the nation's strictest" drug rehabilitation centre. At Shalom House in Perth, addicts agree to go "cold ...

Peter Lyndon-James is a former ice addict and criminal who now runs "the nation's strictest" drug rehabilitation centre. At Shalom House in Perth, addicts agree to go "cold turkey" off all drugs including cigarettes, get their heads shaved and go to Christian church services three times a week. The program, which gets no government funding, is proving successful, turning seemingly intractable criminals and addicts into "geeks" - upstanding, productive members of society. Lyndon-James ran a big drug-dealing operation in Western Australia and went to jail on drugs charges until radically changing his life in 2000. In the past four years, Shalom House has seen rapid growth from just a few men to now nearly 80 residents. But not all of them are happy with the strictness of the program.