First Australians, Series 1
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Over seven documentaries, First Australians depicts the true stories of individuals - both black and white - caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia’s most transformative period of history. We begin in 1788 in Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishman (Governor Phillip) and a warrior (Bennelong) and end our tale in 1992 with Koiki Mabo’s legal challenge to the foundation of Australia. First Australians chronicles the collision of two worlds and the genesis of a new nation.
|1||VideoThey Have Come to Stay||The first Australians and the powerful British Empire come face to face. Friendships quickly form despite immense differences, but within three years they are locked in a battle for land and survival.||1:10:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoHer Will to Survive||It is a myth that the First Australians were eradicated in Tasmania. It should be their resilience, in spite of the overwhelming impact of white settlement, which is embodied in myth.||52:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoFreedom for Our lifetime||Aboriginal reserves could have become places where First Australians prospered, then proudly carried their differences into the world outside, but paternalism, politics and power struggles lead to the opportunity being lost.||52:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoThere Is No Other Law||Many individuals had a profound effect on the First Australians. When the authorities turn a blind eye to evil intent, because it serves their purpose, someone has to take a stand.||52:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoAn Unhealthy Government Experiment||Many First Australians are being born into hybrid lives, strictly controlled by white society. It is hard for them to find their feet in the new world or the old, but their spirits endure.||52:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoA Fair Go for a Dark Race||A mass political movement helped win national citizenship rights in 1967, but it was built on successive, strategic campaigns conducted by the First Australians from the 1930s.||52:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoWe Are No Longer Shadows||Losing control of the land had the most devastating impact on the First Australians. The struggle for land rights continues to this day and one of its heroes is Eddie Koiki Mabo.||52:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|