Charles 'Bony' Anderson07/20/14
An artist's impression of the Goat Island convict who was chained to a rock.
Upriver: Sydney's first highway
In Upriver, we take to the water and head west of Sydney's famous harbour, along the length of the Parramatta River to discover the rich human history of a beautiful drowned valley.
Where's the night gone?
Veterans of Sydney’s early rave scene recall all yesterday's parties.
Up until the 1970s, one of the rites of passage for young women was marriage and a home of their own.
Lions on Tour - The Jersey Returns!
In April 1930 a young man set sail for New Zealand - he was one of five Irishmen chosen to play on the British and Irish Lions tour that year
Crawfords - Television for the people
TV production company Crawford Productions, a family enterprise started by Hector Crawford in the 1940s, defined Australian television with its productions of cop dramas and war-time soap opera The Sullivans.
A want of sympathy: the letters of Percy and Lucy Pepper
Tracing family history can be a deeply emotional experience, one that is illuminating, painful, and which may raise as many questions as it answers. The story of one family has recently been recovered from the archives by researchers at the Public...
Thomas Walter Mitchell was born at Towong Hill cattle station, near Omeo in Victoria in1906. He inherited his father’s grazing lease in the 'high country' just beneath Mt. Bogong, and ran cattle there through the 1920’s and 30’s.
Big Fella is Watching - change on the Bogong High Plains
'Bogong’ is the Aboriginal word for big fella – the name the local Yiatmathong clan gave the huge mountain that towers over Victoria’s alpine country.
Playing the Body
The story of the eurhythmics method, which flourished in Australia in the first half of the twentieth century.
Lucia Joyce -Diving and Falling
Imagine being the daughter of one of the world's most experimental and famous writers. Imagine you have inherited some of your father's creativity and are determined to find a way to express this in some way.
The band that fell to Oz: The Beatles tour of 1964
In June 1964, half a century ago, the pop music phenomenon of that decade, The Beatles, toured Australia for the first and only time.
The Word of the Year
Writer and poet Cate Kennedy finds herself in envy of the free imagination of small children, and wishes she could bring some of their sparkling creativity to the world of adult language.
Going Away to School
Boarding schools have played a key role in the fictional childhoods depicted in many books and films- from Enid Blyton to Harry Potter.
Child of Ardoyne
Ardoyne, in north Belfast, lies at the heart of 'murder mile', the working class community where there were more deaths per capita than anywhere else in Northern Ireland during thirty years of 'the Troubles' And at the centre of Ardoyne are the Holy...
Fler and the Modernist Impulse
The story of innovative Melbourne furniture design firm Fler, and the influence of modernism upon the changing landscape of the Australian home in the decades following the Second World War.
The Man in the Glass Box
Jeffrey Shandler, author of 'While America Watches' analyses the impact of the televising of the Eichmann Trial on American public understanding about the Holocaust.
Eichmann on Trial
Adolf Eichmann was responsible for sending millions of people to the Nazi death camps during World War Two. After the end of the war he escaped to Argentina, but in 1960 he was snatched by the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service and brought to...
Memory meets imagination to reflect on the changing nature of motherhood in Australia, over the past sixty years.
Scene to Song - The Radio Ballads
The story behind the pioneering series of British radio programs that fused folk songs with the recorded voices of people telling their own stories.
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