Australia In Colour

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 4 - The Decade Of Protest

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The public supports Australia joining the Vietnam War - but not conscription - until the toll becomes apparent. Awareness grows about discrimination and the extent of everyday racism against Indigenous people - and about land rights. Gender inequality in the workforce and elsewhere also becomes an issue in the 1960s.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Populate Or Perish

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The government adopts the slogan ‘populate or perish’ after World War II and immigration changes the face of Australia. This influx of labour, as well as the diversification of the economy, delivers increasing prosperity. National identity is embraced but Indigenous people face racism and discrimination - and their childre...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Shifting Allegiances

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Sport and comedy offer some relief from the hunger and hopelessness of the Great Depression - at least until war breaks out. Australia sends troops to Europe to fight beside Britain, but when Japan invades Pearl Harbor, the nation turns to America for protection and pulls troops out of the Middle East. Fighting reaches Dar...

Season 1, Episode 1 - Outpost Of Empire

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This episode charts the story of the nation from 1897 to 1929 as agriculture transforms the land. Explorer Douglas Mawson, swimmer Annette Kellerman and the men fighting under Britain in World War I become the new nation’s first heroes.