Celebrating 25 Years!
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Episode 1: A Short History Of Convict Australia
A Short History of Convict Australia is the first ever documentary about Australia&Otilds convict past. In this fascinating episode Ian Wright travels from Portsmouth, England, to the former penal colonies of Sarah Island, Norfolk Island and Port Arthur in Australia. He learns how convicts lived and worked, meeting historians and descendants of convicts, and learning about the impact on native Aboriginal groups and the legacy of the dramatic, brutal birth of a nation and the progression of a society that arose from &Otild&Oacutrags to riches.&Otild
Episode 2: Colonial Australia
Join Zay Harding as he explores Australia&Otilds colonial history in the south eastern state of Victoria. Starting in the Grampian Mountains, he meets the original inhabitants: the Aboriginal people, then heads to the gold rush towns of Ballarat, Bendigo and Stawell, where he pans for gold, takes part in a Chinese Dragon Festival, and attends the country&Otilds most famous footrace &Otildå the Stawell Gift. On the Great Ocean Road, Zay visits the Shipwreck Coast before heading to Melbourne to explore the city&Otilds grand Victorian arcades and architecture. Back in bush country Zay explores the Ned Kelly trail, where he investigates the history of Australia&Otilds most notorious outlaw, before ending his journey in Melbourne with an illuminating tour examining the city&Otilds Aboriginal heritage.
Runtime: 52 minutes per program
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