Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Macquarie's Collector Chest

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC April 1, 2014

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One librarian's 30 year quest for the holy grail of Australiana! The amazing story of the Macquarie Collector Chest: a stunning piece of colonial furniture, decorated with ...

One librarian's 30 year quest for the holy grail of Australiana! The amazing story of the Macquarie Collector Chest: a stunning piece of colonial furniture, decorated with some of the earliest painting of Newcastle and filled with hidden drawers and compartments displaying remarkably well preserved natural history specimens from the earliest years of the colony. What's even more amazing is that this beautiful chest was created by a ragtag bunch of convicts in one of the most brutal penal settlements of Australia.

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: De Groot's Sword

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC October 17, 2011

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In the second mini-documentary of the series, Chris takes a closer look at Francis De Groot's famous sword. De Groot, an Irish-born right-wing agitator, upstaged the 1932 ...

In the second mini-documentary of the series, Chris takes a closer look at Francis De Groot's famous sword. De Groot, an Irish-born right-wing agitator, upstaged the 1932 opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by slicing through the ceremonial ribbon moments before the NSW Premier Jack Lang could cut it. A lengthy court battle followed, establishing that De Groot, not Lang, had legally opened the bridge. The antique sword he wielded, now held by a private collector has thus cemented its place as an Australian national treasure and is now included in the National Heritage List.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Mary Bryant's Tea Leaves

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC February 25, 2014

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Hidden deep in the bowels of the State Library of NSW are the last remaining link to the extraordinary and tragic story of Mary Bryant, the convict who escaped Australia with ...

Hidden deep in the bowels of the State Library of NSW are the last remaining link to the extraordinary and tragic story of Mary Bryant, the convict who escaped Australia with her family, only to be recaptured in Timor and lose her husband and children on the journey back to England.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Tasman Map

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC February 4, 2014

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Hosted by renowned cartoonist and history enthusiast Warren Brown, Lost and Found reveals fascinating treasures from one of Australia's most majestic heritage buildings; the ...

Hosted by renowned cartoonist and history enthusiast Warren Brown, Lost and Found reveals fascinating treasures from one of Australia's most majestic heritage buildings; the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney. Today, For 300 years, this map of extreme importance to Australian history remained amongst the collectors of Europe until out of the blue a letter arrived at the Mitchell library from anthropologist and Aboriginal welfare worker Daisy Bates, from her camp on the Nullarbor Plain.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Mary Shelley's Hair

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC March 18, 2014

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What does the quiet leafy Sydney suburb of Wollstonecraft share with one of the most gruesome monsters of all time? The answer is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of the ...

What does the quiet leafy Sydney suburb of Wollstonecraft share with one of the most gruesome monsters of all time? The answer is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of the best selling gothic novel Frankenstein. While Mary was living a life of scandal and tragedy with famous poets Shelley and Byron in Europe (where she wrote Frankenstein), her sensible cousin Edward Wollstonecraft was setting up businesses and establishing a new suburb in Sydney.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Rimini Antiphonal

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC March 11, 2014

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The wondrous story of how a rare 14th century Italian choral manuscript ended up in Australia thanks to Australia's WWI diggers.

The wondrous story of how a rare 14th century Italian choral manuscript ended up in Australia thanks to Australia's WWI diggers.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Italia Libra

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 18, 2014

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In 1993 Neil Richards was renovating an inner Sydney terrace house when a box of documents fell out of an old chimney in the laundry out house. He was just about to chuck them ...

In 1993 Neil Richards was renovating an inner Sydney terrace house when a box of documents fell out of an old chimney in the laundry out house. He was just about to chuck them out, when his friend decided to take them home for a second look. Inside were hundred of letters in both English and Italian, pleading for the return of Italian Australian men interned in camps during WWII. A hidden chapter of Australia's WWII history had just come out into the light.

Three brothers killed at Passchendaele
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Three brothers killed at Passchendaele

Clip from Not Forgotten

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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.

Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people
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Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

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After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English ...

After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English because the British used his people to fight the French. Realising the power the key and cupboard hold, Omri transforms a plastic tepee for Little Bear. Little Bear accepts the shelter, although not common to his clan. Omri decides to transform a selection of toys but quickly sees the dangers of being careless.

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery
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James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

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A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

Lost and Found
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Lost and Found: Indigenous Language Lists

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC March 25, 2014

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Aboriginal people are in a race against time to save what's left of their mother tongues. Before the arrival of the Europeans there were more than 250 languages spoken in ...

Aboriginal people are in a race against time to save what's left of their mother tongues. Before the arrival of the Europeans there were more than 250 languages spoken in Australia. Now only half of them are left and all are critically endangered. Daryn McKenny has spent the last decade reviving the Awabakal language.

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

Clip from Mabo

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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.

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

Clip from Mabo

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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

When gold was discovered in Ballarat
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When gold was discovered in Ballarat

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

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Esmond finds gold in Ballarat, Victoria, and the gold rush that followed quickly made Melbourne one of the world's wealthiest cities.

Esmond finds gold in Ballarat, Victoria, and the gold rush that followed quickly made Melbourne one of the world's wealthiest cities.

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

Clip from 480: Anzac

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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

480
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480: Anzac: Charles Mene

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC April 24, 2012

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Charles Mene is one of Australia's unsung heroes. 480 looks at his story and the act of bravery that earned him the Military Medal for his courage under fire.

Charles Mene is one of Australia's unsung heroes. 480 looks at his story and the act of bravery that earned him the Military Medal for his courage under fire.

Eve ingratiates herself with Margo
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Eve ingratiates herself with Margo

Clip from All About Eve

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Margo sees Eve pretending to wear her costume and bowing to a fantasy audience. Eve places a long distance phone called for Margo to Bill, for his birthday. Margo starts to ...

Margo sees Eve pretending to wear her costume and bowing to a fantasy audience. Eve places a long distance phone called for Margo to Bill, for his birthday. Margo starts to worry about Eve's presence and motives. Margo confides in Birdie, who offers her a warning. Initially resistant to Birdie's comments, Margot begins to suspect something amiss after Eve oversteps the boundaries.

Caroline Chisholm's employment agency
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Caroline Chisholm's employment agency

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

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A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.