Description

OUTBACK HOUSE is the incredible experience of living history. It is an adventure of a lifetime for a group of intrepid Australians who travel back in time to spend three months running a remote 19th century sheep station exactly as our forebears did in 1861. Using only the tools of the time, these modern-day pioneers cope with the dust, heat and isolation of a world without running water, electricity and technology. The popular ABC TV series Outback House is a compelling drama rich in storytelling and absorbing viewing. The eight-part series is a fascinating insight into the real-life struggles of the early settlers and a revealing history of pastoral Australia.

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Description

OUTBACK HOUSE is the incredible experience of living history. It is an adventure of a lifetime for a group of intrepid Australians who travel back in time to spend three months running a remote 19th century sheep station exactly as our forebears did in 1861. Using only the tools of the time, these modern-day pioneers cope with the dust, heat and isolation of a world without running water, electricity and technology. The popular ABC TV series Outback House is a compelling drama rich in storytelling and absorbing viewing. The eight-part series is a fascinating insight into the real-life struggles of the early settlers and a revealing history of pastoral Australia.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Sixteen participants have been selected out of more than 5000 applicants to live the life of a squatter, his family, domestic servants and station workers.

    • 54 Minutes

    Sixteen participants have been selected out of more than 5000 applicants to live the life of a squatter, his family, domestic servants and station workers.

    • 54 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    The women have just arrived at Oxley Downs, it's late and everyone is tired. Station life revolves around the kitchen and cook Carolina gets cracking preparing her first 1860s meal, over an open fire.

    • 53 Minutes

    The women have just arrived at Oxley Downs, it's late and everyone is tired. Station life revolves around the kitchen and cook Carolina gets cracking preparing her first 1860s meal, over an open fire.

    • 53 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    The arrival of governess Genevieve Yates brings much excitement and anticipation to Oxley Downs.

    • 55 Minutes

    The arrival of governess Genevieve Yates brings much excitement and anticipation to Oxley Downs.

    • 55 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    It's a time of celebration at Oxley Downs. The station is preparing for its first wedding and with Peter's fianc�e Luisa and their parents due any day, there is much to do.

    • 54 Minutes

    It's a time of celebration at Oxley Downs. The station is preparing for its first wedding and with Peter's fianc�e Luisa and their parents due any day, there is much to do.

    • 54 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    An urgent letter has arrived, alerting the station to the impending arrival of an important visitor: the Crown Lands Commissioner.

    • 55 Minutes

    An urgent letter has arrived, alerting the station to the impending arrival of an important visitor: the Crown Lands Commissioner.

    • 55 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Temperatures have soared in the hot, dry Australian bush and everyone is feeling the heat. With no air-conditioning, refrigeration or cold water, life on Oxley Downs is akin to living in a furnace.

    • 54 Minutes

    Temperatures have soared in the hot, dry Australian bush and everyone is feeling the heat. With no air-conditioning, refrigeration or cold water, life on Oxley Downs is akin to living in a furnace.

    • 54 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Episode 7

    It's shearing time, the busiest week of the year for Oxley Downs. Station life, working from dawn to dusk seven days a week is hard enough, but now, with only six days to shear over 1300 sheep by hand, it's all hands on deck to meet the deadline.

    • 54 Minutes

    It's shearing time, the busiest week of the year for Oxley Downs. Station life, working from dawn to dusk seven days a week is hard enough, but now, with only six days to shear over 1300 sheep by hand, it's all hands on deck to meet the deadline.

    • 54 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Episode 8

    The bullocky and his team arrive to take the wool clip to market. The men of Oxley Downs have filled 35 bales of wool, but loading the heavy bales that weigh almost 300lbs each onto the wagon by hand is no mean feat.

    • 55 Minutes

    The bullocky and his team arrive to take the wool clip to market. The men of Oxley Downs have filled 35 bales of wool, but loading the heavy bales that weigh almost 300lbs each onto the wagon by hand is no mean feat.

    • 55 Minutes
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