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Series: History


1788-1901

1788-1901

Warning: Contains nudity within a historical context. Examines Aboriginal, convict and free women, women's contributions and lives during the gold rush and the impact of the 1890s depression on women.
1788-1901

1788-1901

This video follows the development of Australia's white history in this period and traces the growth of a colonial community into a proud new nation.
1901-1945

1901-1945

Covers both World Wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s and their impact on women. Jewish refugees and British immigrants, votes for women and issues important to Aboriginal women.
1901-1946

1901-1946

This program studies the effects of the wars and the threat of unemployment and poverty on the young people of this era.
1945-1986

1945-1986

Examines the post-war baby boom, immigration, housing, work, the rock-and-roll craze, the new morality, the Pill, censorship and equal pay.
1946-1985

1946-1985

The 40-year period after WWII saw a great many changes in the lives of Australian youth, culminating in the emergence of a new sub group - teenagers.
A History of the Civil Rights Movement

A History of the Civil Rights Movement

"Separate but Equal" facilities and Jim Crow laws provide the realistic backdrop for this insightful and moving visual history of the Civil Rights Movement. The most dramatic moments in the fight for equality are presented, from the historic case...Show More
A History of the Middle Ages

A History of the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is commonly referred to as the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in Western Europe and the Renaissance, and in this programme, students will delve into a comprehensive overview of the people, places and events that...Show More
A History of the Renaissance

A History of the Renaissance

What was the Renaissance? How did it begin and why? This program answers these questions and more as it investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch...Show More
Aboriginal History: Life Stories and Aboriginal Views

Aboriginal History: Life Stories and Aboriginal Views

Featuring interviews with prominent Aboriginal figures, this program traces Aboriginal views of history. Drawing on significant dates in Australian history, the program allows Aboriginal people to tell their versions of events that have shaped...Show More
Albert Speer

Albert Speer

WARNING: This programme contains disturbing images, including images of dead bodies, and the Holocaust. Teacher discretion is advised. At the Nuremberg Trials, Albert Speer was convicted of 'war crimes' and 'crimes against humanity' and...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Ancient Aegean

Ancient Aegean

Did the lost continent of Atlantis exist? This program explores the "prehistory" of Europe's first civilisations, which developed around the Aegean Sea on the islands and mainland that now make up Greece. The artefacts of the ancient culture of...Show More
Ancient Africa

Ancient Africa

Most of Africa's ancient history was never recorded in the same manner as the Egyptians or Greeks. Instead, it was passed on in a remarkable way - in the form of oral history, told and retold from one generation to the next as stories and songs....Show More
Ancient China

Ancient China

China is one of the world's oldest continuing civilisations, and archaeologists are still fascinated by it today. Starting with the incredible discovery of an enormous army of clay soldiers in Emperor Q'in's tomb, students will discover how...Show More
Ancient China: Life of Confucius

Ancient China: Life of Confucius

While much of what is known about Confucius is surrounded in myth, this clip looks at Confucius’ early years and the development of his teachings. Presented by Sunny Leunig, we examine the time period he lived in and the values he promoted.
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, a civilisation that began along the Nile River more than 5,000 years ago. From the building of the pyramids and temples to their vast trading system, these early people did much to advance civilisation. Their...Show More
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

To the Western world, ancient Greece is one of the most significant civilisations that ever existed. From philosophy and mathematics to new ways of thinking about politics, history, art and science, the Greeks left a lasting legacy that had a...Show More
Ancient Inca

Ancient Inca

The Incan empire was built in the 15th century and lasted less than 100 years. Amazingly, in that short time, the Inca created an incredibly organized and productive society. Located in what is now part of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the Inca...Show More
Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

The "mysterious Maya" were an impressive civilisation, one of the earliest to settle in the Americas. Although historians don't know why the civilisation failed, they do know that it spanned 3,000 years and had a population of about 15 million...Show More
Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

Where did civilisation begin? That's a question archaeologists have been trying to answer for centuries. Many believe it began in ancient Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Asia, in what is now part of Turkey and...Show More
Ancient Roman Military Across Time

Ancient Roman Military Across Time

Well-structured mobile fighting forces, along with widespread social reform, ensured Rome's domination as a centre of political and military might. This clip explores the post-Second Punic War period, changes instigated by Gaius Marius, Julius...Show More
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Through spectacular re-creations, beautiful footage and 3-D graphic models, students will discover how ancient peoples lived, ate, dressed and worked. These civilisations were multifaceted, each with unique leaders, systems of government, trade,...Show More
Anzac Day: World War 1 (Senior)

Anzac Day: World War 1 (Senior)

Presented by Richard Morecroft, this excellent program gives an Australian perspective to World War One. Standing on a giant map of pre-war Europe, Richard provides a background to the war and how it started. The film covers the moving story of...Show More
Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta, the leading city-states of Ancient Greece, helped to establish many of the ideas and concepts we take for granted: citizenship; voting; and individual rights and freedoms. This programme provides insight into the values of each...Show More