The Story of Australia

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (16)

The Story of Australia is a groundbreaking series about the people, places and events that have shaped country and continent. From the first footprints on its land to the present day, this drama weaves together stories of Australia's origins and offers an original thesis about how Australians came to create their homeland. Hear stories of Australia through celebrities and icons along the way!

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Seasons
Revolutions
6. Revolutions
May 6, 2015
Desmond Duke fights cops for the right to dance. Surfer Midget Farrelly battles for freedom on the waves. Advertising genius John Singleton celebrates the Australian Voice. Elaine Moir saves hundreds of babies. Paul Hogan enthralls the world as Crocodile Dundee. Australia's bionic ear gives hearing to millions. Australians consider how far they have come - and how much further they may go.
A New Australia
5. A New Australia
May 6, 2015
In WW2 Australians fight to defend their continent. In the peace an Australian-made car changes lives. Finding an iron ore mother-load changes the economy. The Snowy Mountains scheme powers a new Australia and its migrant builders alter the face of the country. The Sydney Opera House reshapes the nation's identity. After a killer storm Ella Stack transforms how Australians live in the North.
Hard Roads to Glory
4. Hard Roads to Glory
May 6, 2015
In WW1 nurse Alicia Kelly helps transform emergency medicine at the front line; Pompey Elliot breaks the stalemate of trench warfare. Charles Kingsford Smith is first to fly across the Pacific. Despite the Great Depression, Australians build the ambitious, elegant Sydney Harbour Bridge; racehorse Phar Lap carries the hopes of the nation.
Forging a Nation
3. Forging a Nation
May 6, 2015
The Birth of the Bushranger and Australia's love affair with rogues; Opera star Nellie Melba launches Australia on the world's great stages; the Fight for a Fair Go; and in World War One, Australian submarine AE2 changes the course of the Gallipoli campaign, Sniper Billy Sing allows himself to become a target to protect his mates and a daring letter will saves thousands of lives.
Break Out
2. Break Out
May 5, 2015
Wool drives the colonies' expansion. For some convicts Australia becomes a land of opportunity. Caroline Chisholm saves vulnerable young women. Gold rushes spark population and wealth explosions. An incredible journey wires Australia to the world and new leisure time encourages a unique football code. Gold miners fight and die for their rights against the deadliest army in the world.
World's Collide
1. World's Collide
May 5, 2015
For over 50,000 years Aboriginal Australians meet challenges like the deadly marsupial lion. Then British convicts and their guards arrive. Burglar James Ruse is the only farmer. He must grow crops in Australian soil or die. Under Pemulwuy the First Australians strike back. The colonists rebel against Governor William Bligh, a revolution with its roots in rum - possibility of a free country?
Description

The Story of Australia is a groundbreaking series about the people, places and events that have shaped country and continent. From the first footprints on its land to the present day, this drama weaves together stories of Australia's origins and offers an original thesis about how Australians came to create their homeland. Hear stories of Australia through celebrities and icons along the way!

The Story of Australia is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 5, 2015.

Where to Watch The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia is available for streaming on the XiveTV; Xive TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Story of Australia on demand at Amazon and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    May 5, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (16)