Three brothers killed at Passchendaele
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Three brothers killed at Passchendaele

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The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution
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Child miners in the Industrial Revolution

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Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Rebel army take cover at Kips Bay
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Rebel army take cover at Kips Bay

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With an invasion planned by the British Army on Manhattan, the rebel army took cover at Kips Bay.

With an invasion planned by the British Army on Manhattan, the rebel army took cover at Kips Bay.

English small business in the 1930s
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English small business in the 1930s

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A group of British small business owners are sent back in time to the 1930s to demonstrate the struggles and successes of being a shop owner in bygone eras.

A group of British small business owners are sent back in time to the 1930s to demonstrate the struggles and successes of being a shop owner in bygone eras.

'Historic Wife Swap': Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI
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'Historic Wife Swap': Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI

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A satirical segment in which Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI partake in a 'Wife Swap' with a married peasant couple illuminates issues the working class had with the ...

A satirical segment in which Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI partake in a 'Wife Swap' with a married peasant couple illuminates issues the working class had with the monarchs prior to the French Revolution.

Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele
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Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele

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Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition
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Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition

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Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The ...

Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The victory is short-lived when Paddy Killoran takes the stand and claims the Islander communities have assimilated with Queensland land laws. The judge rules against Mabo's land claims. Eddie discusses the case with Bryan Keon-Cohen. Dropping the appeal, they decide to take the test case to the High Court for all First Nation pe

Terra nullius is overturned, Eddie and Bonita return home
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Terra nullius is overturned, Eddie and Bonita return home

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Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, ...

Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra

Family, tradition and customary law
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Family, tradition and customary law

Clip from Mabo

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The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's ...

The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's cultural heritage. That night Eddie performs a traditional dance, signifying his journey towards adulthood, and steals a glance at a young girl. The next day, Eddie finds himself in trouble with the elders and is sent to the mainland. The use of Murray Islander music, Meriam language and customary traditions ground a sense of pla

Threats, home and the High Court
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Threats, home and the High Court

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During trial, the defence objects to the argument that Meriam heritage runs deeper than British colonisation and Crown Land. The case begins to flounder. Speaking with senior ...

During trial, the defence objects to the argument that Meriam heritage runs deeper than British colonisation and Crown Land. The case begins to flounder. Speaking with senior counsel Ron Castan, they discuss Justice Moynihan's suggestion of a test case in the High Court to challenges the Declaratory Act 1985 and determines the legal rights of the Meriam people (Murray Islanders). Ron agrees they take Justice Moynihan's advice. At home Koiki 'Eddie' learns that Bonita has been receiving threats.

Eddie seeks financial aid and Bob Katter speaks against the case
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Eddie seeks financial aid and Bob Katter speaks against the case

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Eddie seeks financial aid to support his family while running the case against the Queensland government. Back home, the whole family watch a news segment about the case, the ...

Eddie seeks financial aid to support his family while running the case against the Queensland government. Back home, the whole family watch a news segment about the case, the Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, Bob Katter, appears speaking in opposition to the Mabo v Queensland legal action.

Life, loss and personhood
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Life, loss and personhood

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Koiki 'Eddie' and Bonita begin raising money for their journey to the High Court of Canberra. The High Court proceedings for Mabo and Others v Queensland (No 2) begins. After, ...

Koiki 'Eddie' and Bonita begin raising money for their journey to the High Court of Canberra. The High Court proceedings for Mabo and Others v Queensland (No 2) begins. After, Eddie 'Koiki', Bonita celebrate the fight they have fought together. At home, Eddie is confronted by his lost family time and the discovery of cancer in his hip. The family stand by him in hospital, and his lawyers try to bring the decision forward. Bonita recollects their life together, and Eddie writes a letter to his Mu

Aboriginal Protection Act: Eddie is sent away
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Aboriginal Protection Act: Eddie is sent away

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Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo meets with Paddy Killoran, who suggests he work for free on his garbage truck instead of leaving the island. Eddie ' Koiki' refuses, saying he won't labour ...

Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo meets with Paddy Killoran, who suggests he work for free on his garbage truck instead of leaving the island. Eddie ' Koiki' refuses, saying he won't labour for free. Paddy dismisses Eddie's sense of worth and determination, reminding him that under the Aboriginal Protection Act (1939) it's his role to protect him from himself. Eddie refuses again, saying he is not a slave. Benny, Eddie's father, is worried for his son.

Eddie and Bonita fall in love
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Eddie and Bonita fall in love

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As Koiki 'Eddie' sits reading a book, his railroad friend teases him about job prospects and tosses him a package. Inside Eddie finds two gifts from his father and home. The ...

As Koiki 'Eddie' sits reading a book, his railroad friend teases him about job prospects and tosses him a package. Inside Eddie finds two gifts from his father and home. The next day he also receives a response from Bonita and their romance beings to grow. The news saddens Koiki's parents, who fear losing him forever. Koiki and Bonita marry.

Segregation, unions and workers rights
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Segregation, unions and workers rights

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Eddie makes it to Western Australia and begins working on the railway. In a letter, Eddie tells his parents about his new life. Eddie attends an all-white union meeting; in an ...

Eddie makes it to Western Australia and begins working on the railway. In a letter, Eddie tells his parents about his new life. Eddie attends an all-white union meeting; in an attempt to ensure other Indigenous and Islander workers get a fair go. That afternoon, Eddie join his white colleagues for an after work drink but is told to "go out the back".

Australia celebrates itself during the 1930s
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Australia celebrates itself during the 1930s

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Aboriginal Australians begin demanding equal rights as White Australia pats itself on the back during the 1930s.

Aboriginal Australians begin demanding equal rights as White Australia pats itself on the back during the 1930s.

Australia’s place in the world during the 1930s
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Australia’s place in the world during the 1930s

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The 1930s saw the Great Depression's decline but saw a rise in reflective fear across Australia.

The 1930s saw the Great Depression's decline but saw a rise in reflective fear across Australia.