Lost and Found
6:24

Lost and Found: Message In A Bottle

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC March 4, 2014

History

Media arts

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In 1919 the indomitable Smith brothers, Ross and Keith flew a WWI bomber plane across the world in an open cockpit, without a radio and with nothing more than some sea charts ...

In 1919 the indomitable Smith brothers, Ross and Keith flew a WWI bomber plane across the world in an open cockpit, without a radio and with nothing more than some sea charts to guide their way. To help them with their final leg of the journey across the Timor Sea, the Australian navy helpfully despatched HMAS Sydney to sit off the coast of northern Australia, pointing her bow in the direction of Darwin. To the ship's crew's surprise, not only did the plane fly over exactly on course for Darwin, but it also left behind a pickle bottle floating down from on high with the help of a parachute, containing the message "Many thanks for looking after us. Going Strong". That the bottle and its message survived the drop is a fitting tribute to the truly pioneering and epic spirit of the Smith Brothers.

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake
6:27

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake

Clip from Holes

Modern history

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A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the ...

A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the city, Stanley Yelnats is busted by police for "stealing shoes", tried in court and sent the Camp Green Lake. The family curse is blamed for Stanley's misfortune. At camp, Stanley Yelnats meets Mr Sir.

480
6:39

480: Anzac: Reg Saunders

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC April 27, 2012

Modern history

Indigenous Australians

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Reg Saunders had a philosophy that any task, no matter how small, should be done to the best of one's ability. This philosophy helped promote Reg up the military ranks during WWII.

Reg Saunders had a philosophy that any task, no matter how small, should be done to the best of one's ability. This philosophy helped promote Reg up the military ranks during WWII.

American history, massacres and remorse
6:39

American history, massacres and remorse

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

Modern history

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Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying ...

Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying Little Bear needs a family and that it's the dawn of a new century in his town. That night, Omri, Patrick, Little Bear and Booho Boone watch television. Little Bear becomes distressed during a program showing the massacre of Native Americans. Little Bear cares for Boohoo Boone regardless.

Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide
6:46

Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

Modern history

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A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

Treating wounded soldiers in World War I
6:46

Treating wounded soldiers in World War I

Clip from Small Hands in a Big War

History

7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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A German girl helps her older sister, who is taking care of wounded soldiers in a hospital.

A German girl helps her older sister, who is taking care of wounded soldiers in a hospital.

Chisholm's Immigrants Home
6:50

Chisholm's Immigrants Home

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

History

7-8
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In the 1840s, Caroline Chisholm transformed the social fabric of Australia with an employment agency for young colonial women.

In the 1840s, Caroline Chisholm transformed the social fabric of Australia with an employment agency for young colonial women.

480: Anzac
6:53

480: Anzac: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC April 25, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Modern history

7-8
9-10
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Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets and a key player in the continuing struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for rights and ...

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets and a key player in the continuing struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for rights and freedoms. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life which ultimately inspired her to change the world for her people.

480
6:57

480: Anzac: Douglas Grant And Sendy Togo

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC April 26, 2012

Modern history

Indigenous Australians

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Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to ...

Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to serve due to the colour of their skin.

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution
7:01

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution

Clip from The Worst Jobs In History

Modern history

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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.

480
7:06

480: Anzac: Leonard Waters And Albert Knight

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC April 23, 2012

Modern history

Indigenous Australians

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Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries ...

Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries occurring in 2012 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - all in less than 480 seconds. Two men; one from the sky - Leonard Waters and the other from the trenches - Albert Knight, made Australia and their people proud when they enlisted for war.

The Eureka Rebellion in 1854
7:07

The Eureka Rebellion in 1854

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

Modern history

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9-10
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A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

Threats, home and the High Court
7:07

Threats, home and the High Court

Clip from Mabo

History

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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.

Eureka Stockade  ACHHK095
7:09

Eureka Stockade ACHHK095

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

History

7-8
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Yr 5 History - The Australian colonies ACHHK095 1954 Ballarat Victoria, unrest in the Gold Fields leads to a battle between mi

Yr 5 History - The Australian colonies ACHHK095 1954 Ballarat Victoria, unrest in the Gold Fields leads to a battle between mi

Piano Notes
7:13

Piano Notes: Beethoven

SBS June 22, 2013

Music

History

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9-10
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Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Today, Ronald looks at Beethoven's Sonata No. 14.

Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam examines key pieces from the repertoire of piano music over the last five hundred years. Today, Ronald looks at Beethoven's Sonata No. 14.

Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition
7:22

Cultural heritage and the fight for native title recognition

Clip from Mabo

History

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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

Back in Time for Dinner
7:37

Back in Time for Dinner: The 1970s (Education Shorts)

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me February 20, 2019

Design and technologies

History

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What was family life like in the 1970s? In this episode, mum Carol has gone back to work and the children now have to look after themselves after school.

What was family life like in the 1970s? In this episode, mum Carol has gone back to work and the children now have to look after themselves after school.

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony
7:43

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

Modern history

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A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.