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Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert preview image Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert (1966)
In 1966 a few Aboriginal families were living nomadic lives in the heart of Australia’s Gibson Desert. Women would collect seeds from Woolybuck grass to make bread whilst their husbands searched for old spearheads and tools for hunting.
Aboriginal People Make a Canoe and Hunt a Turtle preview image Aboriginal People Make a Canoe and Hunt a Turtle (1948)
Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory is the home of coastal Aboriginal People. On the beach it’s time to play out one of the dramas of daily life - the return of the hunters.
An Australian Greek Wife preview image An Australian Greek Wife (1978)
Toula, an Australian-born Greek wife, is a Workers’ Compensation officer. Breaking free from traditional Greek women’s roles, she desires a career and creative freedom.
Australia’s First Nuclear Reactor preview image Australia’s First Nuclear Reactor (1962)
Prime Minister Robert Menzies opens the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, and marvels at nuclear energy being a relatively new phenomenon in the world.
Australian Soldiers on Patrol in Vietnam preview image Australian Soldiers on Patrol in Vietnam (1966)
What does it feel like to be a soldier at war? Tense young Australian soldiers creep through the Vietnamese jungle, ever on the alert for the Viet Cong.
Axeman Fell Giant Trees preview image Axeman Fell Giant Trees (1949)
The axemen established camps throughout the eucalypt forests in the early 20th century. Their job was a combination of skill and stamina, harvesting giant trees for the rapidly growing hardwood industry.
Cane Cutters and Mateship preview image Cane Cutters and Mateship (1948)
A group of men get together in a pub and form a cane – cutting gang. Five million tons of sugarcane have to be cut by hand in back breaking conditions in North Queensland.
Constructing the East-West Rail Link preview image Constructing the East-West Rail Link (1910)
Rare archival footage from 1910 shows camels carrying heavy supplies across the desert. Railway labourers are building the 1400 km railway that will finally link Western Australia with the Eastern States.
A Farmer's Life in Drought preview image A Farmer's Life in Drought (1968)
It hasn’t rained for 18 months and 5,000 sheep have already perished. Farmer Max Russell is desperate to save his remaining flock. He hands them over to a drover.
Federation and Defending Our Shores preview image Federation and Defending Our Shores (1901)
Federation was a time of jobs and opportunities in city and country alike. But our 12,000-mile coast was long and open to attack. Australia realised it needed a defence force.
The Founding of Canberra preview image The Founding of Canberra (1913)
In 1913 the Basic Living Wage of 2 pounds 8 shillings a week is introduced. Politicians, including Billy Hughes, lay the Foundation Stone for the new National Capital in Canberra.
Giovanni’s Tile Business Grows preview image Giovanni’s Tile Business Grows (1984)
Well-paid but back-breaking sugarcane work in North Queensland provided the initial resources for Giovanni’s business. He and his family went on to create a now highly- successful imported tile business.
How to Cause a Traffic Jam preview image How to Cause a Traffic Jam (1999)
No matter how well our roads are monitored, the human factor is always unpredictable. What happens when a semi-trailer runs out of fuel on the freeway?
Indigenous Community Market Garden preview image Indigenous Community Market Garden (1973)
An Indigenous community works hard to make a profitable, self-sustaining market garden. The aim is to create jobs for as many of their community as possible.
Jack Hazlitt – World War 1 Digger preview image Jack Hazlitt – World War 1 Digger (1991)
A World War 1 digger reflects on his work as a runner in the trenches at Gallipoli. Hopping across the trenches in full view of the Turkish snipers, the average life of a runner was 24 hours.
Testing Rockets at Woomera Rocket Range preview image Testing Rockets at Woomera Rocket Range (1957)
Rocket making and launching tests the limits of science and technology at Woomera in South Australia, the longest rocket range in the Western World.
World War 1 & the Conscription Referenda preview image World War 1 & the Conscription Referenda (1916-18)
Prime Minister Billy Hughes tried to introduce conscription but was over ruled in the 1916 and 1917 referenda. When the War suddenly ended our weary young soldiers rejoiced on Victory Day, November 11, 1918.