This program looks at how indigenous Australians lived before Europeans settled the land including some of the different tasks for male and female members of the clans, women and girls gathering plants, making flour to make cakes, gathering shellfish and cooking, men and boys hunting, making tools and even making a bark canoe.
This program looks at Aboriginal displacement from their land, their often forced relocation to reservations and the separation of children from their families. In 1962 indigenous Australians received the right to vote and in 1967, they were officially recognised as Australian citizens when they were included in the census. This program explores this movement for change.
This program looks at the challenges that Governor Phillip faced trying to feed the new settlers. The diet of the first white settlers was not very healthy. They tried a few local foods, but most people wanted their familiar foods. When their crops failed, the new colonists were soon put on rations. Many people became ill. The future of the colony looked quite bleak.
This program looks at the complex problems that the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme has created today. By sending most of the water across the mountains to the dry interior, the previously fast flowing river and its associated biodiversity have been adversely affected.
The program looks at some of the detail of life in the Eora nation. People of the Eora nation lived in the areas where white settlement in Australia began. We see how there were many different Aboriginal nations in Australia. Each Aboriginal country knew where its borders were and there were strict rules about entering another country.
As convicts attack Aboriginal people and steal their tools and weapons, tensions grow. Governor Phillip captures some Aboriginal men to convince them that his way of life is better. However, as the settlement expands Aboriginal people continue to lose their land and important places.
Housing the new settlers was another of Governor Phillips' challenges. This program looks at the different styles of housing that were constructed and the impact the land clearing had on the people of the Eora nation.
Governor Phillip had over 1000 people to feed and house. As he cleared land to plant crops and build homes, he displaced the original owners of the land and the plants and animals that were their source of food and shelter leaving the local Aboriginal people without enough to eat. Tensions between the two groups were growing.
Three generations of a family prepare a meal together and reflect on how the Australian diet has changed over time and the factors that have influenced what we eat. The program looks at how and why we were a nation of meat eaters and how, with our various waves of migrants and increasing overseas travel by Australians, the food we eat has changed.
Some people were very happy with the Snowy scheme but others suffered. The people of Adaminaby saw their town drowned under the rising waters of Lake Eucumbene, the largest lake in the Snowy scheme. The town was relocated some distance from its original picturesque site.
A new agreement has been reached about the way the health system is run. States will get more money, and in return they've agreed to meet some performance targets set out by the federal government. Nathan looks at what it might mean for patients.
To coincide with National Organ Donor week, BtN looks at the issue of organ donation in Australia. We examine how organs can be safely transferred between bodies. And we learn about how the donation system works.
A new type of fruit is being grown in Australia. It's called 'achacha' and growers are trying to encourage Aussies to buy it. But how do you go about marketing a fruit, and could it ever compete with established fruits like bananas and apples?
Country music is massively popular in America, yet it often struggles to compete against pop and rock in Australia. We meet some emerging new artists who are hoping to change that.
BMX freestyle has been confirmed as a 'display sport' at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. It's different from BMX racing, which has been around for decades. Freestyle is all about making difficult jumps which are assessed by judges. Tash checks it out.
A new seven-part comedy series that combines the cheerful observational style of English comedian Jason Manford and friends with fascinating natural history footage. Plundering the depths of the BBC's animal archive, Walk on the Wild Side takes striking animal footage and accompanies it with hilarious voiceovers revealing the inner thoughts of many weird and wonderful creatures - from monkeys to flamingos, lions to marmots, and dolphins to lemurs.
Meet the not-very-scary-shark choir; maverick eagle cop Jack Hawk; the rakish dandy of the monkey world, Jumping Justin; and a marmot called Alan. With special voiceover guest Britain's 'national treasure' Stephen Fry.
Who doesn't love a whodunit? We've turned this week's show into a mystery and we're going to use all the different kinds of science that are used to analyse clues found at the scene of a crime to solve it.
Beneath our wide brown land lies another amazing world - a labyrinth of tunnels, caves and chasms - some towering as high as cathedrals, others claustrophobically small chinks in the rock. Follow our team underground to places of wonder and adventure.
This series aims to encourage the development of mathematical ideas, generate enthusiasm and curiosity for maths, encourage discussion, and investigation and show maths in the real world. In this episode, links between perimeter, surface shape and size.
This series aims to encourage the development of mathematical ideas, generate enthusiasm and curiosity for maths, encourage discussion and investigation and show maths in the real world. In this episode, the links between triangles and squares, Pascal's triangle, pyramids.
A young boy and his kindly grandmother must thwart the efforts of a coven of witches who have been turning the children into mice. They're in town for a convention to listen to the Grand High Witch unveil her master plan.
Science Bank is a series of programs which demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. This episode contains the visible spectrum; longer waves and shorter waves
Science Bank is a series of programs which demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. This episode: Brownian motion; diffusion and changes of state.