Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Rules of AFL

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC ME July 30, 2014

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Chris visits the National Heritage-listed Melbourne Cricket Ground where the ten original hand-writtten rules of AFL are kept.

Chris visits the National Heritage-listed Melbourne Cricket Ground where the ten original hand-writtten rules of AFL are kept.

The Children of the Holocaust
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The Children of the Holocaust

ABC Me May 24, 2017

History

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Six remarkable stories of survival from eyewitnesses of Nazi atrocities during World War 2, brought to life for a young audience through animation and a series of follow-on ...

Six remarkable stories of survival from eyewitnesses of Nazi atrocities during World War 2, brought to life for a young audience through animation and a series of follow-on interviews to camera.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Austria: Vienna

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC Me October 23, 2019

Intercultural Understanding

History

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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?

Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war
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Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war

Clip from Royal Cousins At War

Modern history

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The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

199 Little Heroes
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199 Little Heroes: Argentina

ABC Me August 11, 2016

Intercultural Understanding

History

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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?

Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history
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Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

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Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of ...

Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of passage in Iroquois culture and of the concept of harmony with the world. Before leaving, Little Bear asks Omri of the plight of the Onondaga people, and Omri tells him the truth. The Onondaga are great, but it is not always great for their people.

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Wattie Creek

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC November 14, 2011

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Wattie Creek entered Australian folklore as the birthplace of the Aboriginal land-rights movement when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam visited the Gurindji people to grant them ...

Wattie Creek entered Australian folklore as the birthplace of the Aboriginal land-rights movement when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam visited the Gurindji people to grant them deeds to their land. The Gurindji rose to national prominence in 1966 when, led by stockman Vincent Lingiari, 200 Aboriginal employees quit slave-labour conditions at Wave Hill cattle station and walked the now National Heritage-listed Wave Hill Walk-off Route to set up a community at Wattie Creek, which they renamed Daguragu. The walk-off began a nine-year labour strike that ended with a win for Indigenous land rights.

Back in Time for Dinner
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Back in Time for Dinner: The 1960s (Education Shorts)

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me February 13, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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Step into a home in the 1960s. Students can take a look at what everyday life may have looked like for their grandparents. Why is there only one phone for the whole house and ...

Step into a home in the 1960s. Students can take a look at what everyday life may have looked like for their grandparents. Why is there only one phone for the whole house and why is it connected to the wall?

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Bonegilla

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC November 28, 2011

History

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In the ninth documentary of the series, Chris visits the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in Victoria, where more than 300,000 migrants had their first taste of Australian life, before ...

In the ninth documentary of the series, Chris visits the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in Victoria, where more than 300,000 migrants had their first taste of Australian life, before moving out to transform Australia socially and culturally. Established in 1947 to house post-war immigrants, the National Heritage-listed property was a spartan former army camp with the most basic facilities.

Why did the British choose to colonise Australia?
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Why did the British choose to colonise Australia?

Clip from Tony Robinson Down Under

History

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In 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales. What were some of the reasons for sending convicts to New South Wales? What kind of crimes were punishable by death? What ...

In 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales. What were some of the reasons for sending convicts to New South Wales? What kind of crimes were punishable by death? What does the term 'transportation' mean in this context? How do you imagine the Aboriginal people would have felt after seeing the first white people arrive on shore? What did the colour white represent to some Aboriginal people?

Hidden Treasures With Betty Churcher
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Hidden Treasures With Betty Churcher

Season 2 Episode 8 ABC2 August 10, 2010

Visual arts

History

Critical thinking

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First Fleet captain John Hunter copied the work of young First Fleet midshipman George Raper to produce his famous sketchbook showing life in Botany Bay. Raper's own First ...

First Fleet captain John Hunter copied the work of young First Fleet midshipman George Raper to produce his famous sketchbook showing life in Botany Bay. Raper's own First Fleet paintings, begun in 1788, show his skill and fine eye for detail in capturing the birds and flowers of NSW. They were acquired by the National Library of Australia in 2004 after lying undiscovered and undisturbed for more than 200 years in an English manor. While Hunter, who became the second governor of NSW, didn't share Raper's talents with a paintbrush, both men shared equally an excitement and enthusiasm for recording what they found in Sydney Cove in 1788.

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

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC April 1, 2014

History

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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

History

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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

History

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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

History

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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

History

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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

History

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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.