This series of short documentaries presents biographical accounts of Australian personalities, both past and present, drawn from various facets of Australian life. Today: Mary MacKillop.
This series of short documentaries presents biographical accounts of Australian personalities, both past and present, drawn from various facets of Australian life. Today: Edith Cowan.
Around the world, extremism and the fight against it continues every day. In Iraq, a fight moves across the city, on the island of Trinidad, the Muslim community struggles with their people leaving to join Isis, and in Afghanistan, a deployment prepares.
On 16 June 1940 in Bordeaux, a stranger under-secretary of state for war decides to secede and to rebel openly against the policy adopted by the French legal government, which is preparing to ask for an armistice. The following day, he flew to England. This is how a provisional general in a subordinate function will become De Gaulle, leader of Free France, without whom the country would have ended the war in the camp of the vanquished.
Actress Marta Dusseldorp has become a household name on Australian television screens, playing strong female characters in Janet King, A Place To Call Home, and Jack Irish. Now, Marta wants to explore the characters in her own ancestral past. The daughter of a Dutch migrant, Marta always identified with the European roots on her father's side, more so because she knew so little about her mother's family. Marta embarks on a journey to find the origins of her beloved maternal grandparents, paediatric surgeon Sandy Robertson and his wife Gwenda.