History Episodes

Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
98mins
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Umbrella
Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
85mins
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Umbrella
Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 3

Cyclone Tracy - Part 3

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
93mins
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Umbrella
The Kangaroo Gang - The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

The true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot.
99mins
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The Full Box
21st Century War Machines - Tank v Anti Tank

Tank v Anti Tank

Learn about the history of the tank, starting with its introduction in World War 1.
47mins
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ABC
21st Century War Machines - Stealth v SAM

Stealth v SAM

The idea of a plane that dropped bombs first emerged in World War 1, and was particularly effective in the Gulf War.
47mins
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ABC
21st Century War Machines - The Battle for the Skies

The Battle for the Skies

The Spitfire plane played a pivotal role in World War 2. This program looks at the history and developments of the fighter plane.
47mins
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ABC
Australia on Trial - The Eureka 13

The Eureka 13

The 1855 trial of The Eureka 13 is recreated - the diggers' treason trial would fuel public demand for democracy and lead to major changes in the Victorian constitution.
54mins
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ABC
Australia on Trial - Massacre At Myall Creek

Massacre At Myall Creek

In Massacre at Myall Creek, we see the trials in 1838 of seven European settlers involved in the killing of about 30 unarmed Aborigines in northern NSW, raising major questions about the settlers' relationships with Aborigines in general.
57mins
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ABC
21st Century War Machines - Helicopter Gunship

Helicopter Gunship

The helicopter gunship emerged in World War 2 and was further developed through the post-war years.
47mins
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ABC
21st Century War Machines - Power of Artillery

Power of Artillery

Most casualties in the 20th Century battlegrounds were caused by artillery and so this program looks at the development of canons, mortars and the like.
47mins
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ABC
Australia on Trial - The Mount Rennie Outrage

The Mount Rennie Outrage

Witness the 1886 trial of 11 Sydney 'larrikins' charged with a gang rape of a 16 year old orphan, Mary Jane Hicks - a horrific crime at a pivotal point in NSW history.
55mins
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ABC