Australia: The Story of Us

The series looks back at some of the people, places and events that have shaped the country over the last 40,000 years.





Season 1 - Australia: The Story of Us
"We travel from prehistoric Austrailia thru the Aboriginals to the British colony in 1790 thru 1808"
"We journey through 1837 to 1854, as wool drives British expansion across the continent. Australia begins to break free from its convict shackles and the discovery of gold creates a global population explosion."
"As we journey through 1862-1890, gold brings new wealth to Australian colonies and AFL is born."
"In the years 1915-1918, our nation throws itself into a global conflict that will decide Australia's fate and leave a historic mark. In WWI, Australian nurses help transform emergency medicine."
"From 1928-1942, Australia emerges from WWI. Charles Kingsford Smith attempts to cross the Pacific, the Sydney Harbour Bridge nears completion, Phar Lap races to victory and soldiers are tested on the Kokoda Track."
"Holden, Lang Hancock, Sydney Opera House, Snowy Mountains Scheme, Melbourne Olympics and Television."
"Rock \u2018n\u2019 Roll Riot, Beach Wars, The Rise of the Larrikin, Evonne Goolagong, Cyclone Tracy."
"Operation Babylift, America\u2019s Cup, Exporting Australia, Bionic Ear, Sydney Olympics."