Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Naracoorte Caves

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC October 10, 2011

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In the sixth documentary of the series, Chris visits South Australia's World and National Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves. The extraordinary build-up of fossils there span at ...

In the sixth documentary of the series, Chris visits South Australia's World and National Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves. The extraordinary build-up of fossils there span at least 350,000 years, and provide rare evidence of Australia's distinctive fauna and the way it has evolved. Discovered in 1969, the site covers 300 hectares and gives scientists a snapshot of Pleistocene life in south-east Australia. Only four per cent of the site has been excavated and already scientists have discovered 100 species, a quarter of them extinct, including the marsupial lion, a giant kangaroo and a wombat-like animal the size of a four-wheel drive.

The truth about Christopher Columbus
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The truth about Christopher Columbus

Clip from Adam Ruins Everything

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Despite being idolised by the USA for generations, the truth about Christopher Columbus lies more in fiction that historical fact.

Despite being idolised by the USA for generations, the truth about Christopher Columbus lies more in fiction that historical fact.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Namibia

ABC Me August 18, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Royal Exhibition Building

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC November 21, 2011

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In the seventh documentary of the series, Chris visits Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building - an architectural masterpiece of the 19th century which showcased Australia's ...

In the seventh documentary of the series, Chris visits Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building - an architectural masterpiece of the 19th century which showcased Australia's arrival on the world stage as an economic powerhouse.

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Batavia

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC October 31, 2011

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Take a voyage of discovery with The Chaser's Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia's National Heritage List. In the third ...

Take a voyage of discovery with The Chaser's Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia's National Heritage List. In the third season of five-minute mini-documentaries in the National Treasures series, Chris travels around Australia delivering historical snapshots of places from the National Heritage List. Established by the Australian Government in 2004, the National Heritage List is a collection of places that contribute to Australia's national identity.

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Fremantle Prison

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC October 24, 2011

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Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison is the best-preserved convict-built prison in Australia and is part of the earliest phase of European settlement in Western ...

Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison is the best-preserved convict-built prison in Australia and is part of the earliest phase of European settlement in Western Australia. One of the last remaining links to the days of transportation, the prison was notorious for harsh conditions, including isolation in tiny cells. The conditions triggered wild riots in 1988 and the prison was decommissioned in 1991. Evidence of the hardships remains in the National Heritage-listed prison, including a flogging post, gallows and tunnels carved into its limestone foundations by prisoners.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Ivory Coast

ABC Me February 7, 2017

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: New Zealand

ABC Me July 28, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Ned Kelly's Armour

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC November 7, 2011

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In the final documentary of the series Chris goes to Glenrowan, site of the famous siege of bushranger Ned Kelly, to see his legendary armour. From violent cop killer to a ...

In the final documentary of the series Chris goes to Glenrowan, site of the famous siege of bushranger Ned Kelly, to see his legendary armour. From violent cop killer to a champion of the working class, Ned Kelly is a solid gold Australian icon and folk hero. By the time Kelly was captured at Glenrowan in June 1880 - a precinct included on the National Heritage List - the bearded bushranger had won the hearts of Victorians.

Children of the Holocaust
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Children of the Holocaust: Arek Hersh

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me September 9, 2015

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A fourteen year old boy survives Auschwitz-Birkenau. He describes the choices he made which enabled him to survive, the cramped and squalid living conditions, the cruelty of ...

A fourteen year old boy survives Auschwitz-Birkenau. He describes the choices he made which enabled him to survive, the cramped and squalid living conditions, the cruelty of the guards and the constant battle again hunger and disease. Most of the town where Arek grew up in were killed by the Nazis, including 81 members of his family.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Australia

ABC Me June 6, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Germany: Black Forest

ABC Me June 14, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Iraq

ABC Me June 20, 2016

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Jaffer's a smart young boy. His road to school is a hard one, but at the same time an interesting one. He passes through various natural and historical places; a desert, oasis ...

Jaffer's a smart young boy. His road to school is a hard one, but at the same time an interesting one. He passes through various natural and historical places; a desert, oasis with green orchids as well as a historical place.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: South Africa

ABC Me June 20, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Laos

ABC Me June 28, 2016

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To is a little scallywag who seems to be shy. He is a smart boy, he wants to become a policeman. To get to school it takes two hours by foot, boat and tuktuk-bus.

To is a little scallywag who seems to be shy. He is a smart boy, he wants to become a policeman. To get to school it takes two hours by foot, boat and tuktuk-bus.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Iceland

ABC Me June 21, 2016

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Romania

ABC Me March 14, 2017

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Austria

ABC Me February 8, 2017

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The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most ...

The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?