Australia The Story of Us
An extraordinary narrative more than 40,000 years in the making about the people, places and events which have shaped our nation from the first footprints on our continent to the present day.
3.0 6 xWe journey through 1837 to 1854, 50 years since the arrival of the First Fleet. Wool drives British expansion across the continent. Australia begins to break free from its convict shackles and becomes a land of opportunity.
Expired 3.0 281 xAs we journey through 1975-2015, Paul Hogan becomes our best export, and the Sydney Olympic Games creates moments of national pride.
Expired 3.0 204 xIn the years 1956-1974, a generation is free from economic depression. Australia embraces Indigenous heroes like Evonne Goolagong as she makes the Wimbledon Final. Cyclone Tracey devastates Darwin.
Expired 3.0 216 xAfter WWII, suburban dreams become a reality, The Sydney Opera House reshapes our identity and the Olympic Games come to Melbourne. The birth of television will allow people to watch and share the same experiences.
Expired 4.0 331 xFrom 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.
Expired 3.0 230 xIn 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.
Expired 3.7 502 xAs we journey through 1862-1890, gold brings new wealth to Australian colonies, Bush Ranger Frank Gardener attempts Australia's biggest heist, AFL is born and Australia goes to the brink of a civil war.
Expired 4.0 495 xWe 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.