Message Stick
25:51

Message Stick: Jeffrey Samuels

ABC May 30, 2011

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Jeffrey Samuels is an evocative artist, charismatic and complex, his contribution to the Australian art scene spans over 30 years.

Jeffrey Samuels is an evocative artist, charismatic and complex, his contribution to the Australian art scene spans over 30 years.

River Monsters
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River Monsters: Jungle Killer

Season 3 Episode 7 ABC2 December 23, 2011

Science

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Jeremy Wade sets out to discover the true river monster of South America, piranha get all the press but is there a more fearsome predator lurking in its rivers?

Jeremy Wade sets out to discover the true river monster of South America, piranha get all the press but is there a more fearsome predator lurking in its rivers?

Message Stick
26:12

Message Stick: Voices From The Cape

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 18, 2010

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A two-part series which documents a genuinely exciting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again.

A two-part series which documents a genuinely exciting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again.

Message Stick
23:37

Message Stick: Yarning Up

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC April 4, 2010

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The second series of short films from emerging, Indigenous directors in the Northern Territory. This program brings to life Dreaming legends, history and personal stories from ...

The second series of short films from emerging, Indigenous directors in the Northern Territory. This program brings to life Dreaming legends, history and personal stories from the Top End of Australia.

Darwin's Lost Paradise
51:57

Darwin's Lost Paradise

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 12, 2010

Biology

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To commemorate two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, this two part series combines dramatic reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard ...

To commemorate two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, this two part series combines dramatic reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836, which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859, with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory.

Chimpanzees
51:16

Chimpanzees

ABC2 April 7, 2010

Science

Biology

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With experts warning chimpanzees could be gone from the wild within 50 years, this powerful film examines the plight of captive chimps in North America and asks if humans have ...

With experts warning chimpanzees could be gone from the wild within 50 years, this powerful film examines the plight of captive chimps in North America and asks if humans have forever consigned them to a life behind bars.

Message Stick
26:48

Message Stick: Waters Of The Arrawarra

ABC April 11, 2010

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For many thousands of years, the Gumbaynggirr people of the New South Wales mid-north coast harvested the waters of the Arrawarra Headland. With European colonisation, these ...

For many thousands of years, the Gumbaynggirr people of the New South Wales mid-north coast harvested the waters of the Arrawarra Headland. With European colonisation, these traditional hunting practices began to wane.

Message Stick
27:24

Message Stick: The Apology

ABC2 June 24, 2010

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Almost exactly one year since Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an unprecedented public apology to Indigenous Australians on behalf of the Parliament on February ...

Almost exactly one year since Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an unprecedented public apology to Indigenous Australians on behalf of the Parliament on February 13, 2008, Message Stick remembers this historic occasion. Narrated by Jack Thompson, and accompanied by the music of Powderfinger, silverchair, John Butler, Missy Higgins and the Stiff Gins, The Apology is an uplifting reflection on an historic moment in Australian history.

Message Stick
26:45

Message Stick: Talking Stick - Healing A Nation

ABC February 14, 2010

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On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the ...

On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the newly created National Healing Foundation.

Discovery Project Earth: Fixing Carbon
45:00

Discovery Project Earth: Fixing Carbon

Discovery Channel July 18, 2010

Earth and environment

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A machine or filtering system which extracts carbon dioxide from the air and stores it underground could be the holy grail of climate science. Although the idea was first ...

A machine or filtering system which extracts carbon dioxide from the air and stores it underground could be the holy grail of climate science. Although the idea was first proposed in 1999, scientists have so far failed to demonstrate a scrubber technology that's economic, energy-efficient and that won't cost the Earth. Until now.

Message Stick
23:11

Message Stick: Agnes Abbott - Hard Worker

ABC2 July 3, 2010

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Agnes Abbott is an Eastern Arrente woman whose determination to care for her community has seen her at the forefront of initiatives to drive out alcohol and protect women and ...

Agnes Abbott is an Eastern Arrente woman whose determination to care for her community has seen her at the forefront of initiatives to drive out alcohol and protect women and children from domestic violence.

Message Stick
25:44

Message Stick: Mer Rrkwer-Akert

ABC June 27, 2010

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Traditional owners from the Ti Tree community go on a journey to visit Rrkwer (Brooks Soak) to respect their ancestors, to perform ceremony and to see how the country has changed.

Traditional owners from the Ti Tree community go on a journey to visit Rrkwer (Brooks Soak) to respect their ancestors, to perform ceremony and to see how the country has changed.

Message Stick
26:21

Message Stick: Sunset To Sunrise

ABC September 14, 2010

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Convicted of murder in 1959, Max Stuart was subjected to several unsuccessful appeals and a Royal Commission which upheld the verdict. A young Rupert Murdoch publicised the ...

Convicted of murder in 1959, Max Stuart was subjected to several unsuccessful appeals and a Royal Commission which upheld the verdict. A young Rupert Murdoch publicised the case and it became a media sensation in Australia.

Message Stick
25:59

Message Stick: The Stringers Of Cape Barren Island

ABC July 25, 2010

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Hosted by Miriam Corowa, this program recognises, celebrates and promotes Indigenous people and culture.

Hosted by Miriam Corowa, this program recognises, celebrates and promotes Indigenous people and culture.

Message Stick
26:19

Message Stick: Wirrangul Women - Always Have, Always Will

ABC September 12, 2010

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Two sisters revisit the landscapes of their early childhood and recount their young lives as Wirrangul women.

Two sisters revisit the landscapes of their early childhood and recount their young lives as Wirrangul women.

Message Stick
27:00

Message Stick: Shellie Morris - Swept Away

ABC April 4, 2010

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Featuring Darwin based singer/songwriter Shellie Morris. Shellie Morris moved to Darwin to learn more about her Indigenous family and it was here that she found her purpose ...

Featuring Darwin based singer/songwriter Shellie Morris. Shellie Morris moved to Darwin to learn more about her Indigenous family and it was here that she found her purpose in life as a singer, which later led her to hone her craft at the Northern Territory University.

Message Stick
26:29

Message Stick: White Skin, Black Spirit - My Search For Identity

ABC June 20, 2010

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Terri Anne was abandoned as an infant and grew up in orphanages and foster homes. Now, her Aboriginal identity has grown stronger and more meaningful and she has become an ...

Terri Anne was abandoned as an infant and grew up in orphanages and foster homes. Now, her Aboriginal identity has grown stronger and more meaningful and she has become an ambassador for other white skinned Aboriginal people.

Message Stick
26:37

Message Stick: Talking Stick - Climate Change

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC2 July 13, 2010

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In episode two, Climate Change, the Indigenous perspective on this serious environmental issue - one of our greatest threats to survival - is considered. Predictions of ...

In episode two, Climate Change, the Indigenous perspective on this serious environmental issue - one of our greatest threats to survival - is considered. Predictions of devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels are already beginning to unfold and our shared future will depend on our ability to adapt and find new ways of living in harmony with the environment. As the world's oldest surviving culture, and one which has lived the principles of environmental sustainability for thousands of years, Indigenous Australians offer a profound depth of traditional knowledge.