Description

Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past.
Taking us to all corners of Australia and the globe are eight stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to where they came from. Along the way secrets are uncovered and histories revealed – an Irish rebel, a South American freedom fighter and a family who mastered music for 150 years.
A DNA test solves a long held paternity question. A grown man finds family he didn’t know existed and another considers changing his surname after discovering the truth about his grandfather. Combining emotional and personal journeys with big-picture history, these inspiring and sometimes challenging stories, remind us how Australians have come to be the people that we are today.
Considering Australia’s multicultural background, this is a global story, with each celebrity tracing their ancestors around the world. They travel to the places where their forebears would have lived, loved and died, and learn about the hardships and hurdles their ancestors overcame.
This is a fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of Australia’s national identity.

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Description

Well-known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past.
Taking us to all corners of Australia and the globe are eight stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to where they came from. Along the way secrets are uncovered and histories revealed – an Irish rebel, a South American freedom fighter and a family who mastered music for 150 years.
A DNA test solves a long held paternity question. A grown man finds family he didn’t know existed and another considers changing his surname after discovering the truth about his grandfather. Combining emotional and personal journeys with big-picture history, these inspiring and sometimes challenging stories, remind us how Australians have come to be the people that we are today.
Considering Australia’s multicultural background, this is a global story, with each celebrity tracing their ancestors around the world. They travel to the places where their forebears would have lived, loved and died, and learn about the hardships and hurdles their ancestors overcame.
This is a fascinating chronicle of the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of Australia’s national identity.

    • Episode 1

    Geoffrey Rush

    Internationally celebrated actor Geoffrey Rush believes he hails from a long line of farmers but an exploration of his heritage sees him discover an ancestor fighting for justice in the face of corruption and another desperate to succeed in a golden age of creativity.

    • G
    • HD
    • 52 Minutes

    Internationally celebrated actor Geoffrey Rush believes he hails from a long line of farmers but an exploration of his heritage sees him discover an ancestor fighting for justice in the face of corruption and another desperate to succeed in a golden age of creativity.

    • G
    • HD
    • 52 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Toni Collette

    Actor Toni Collette delves into the enigma of her grandparents and uncovers a tale of abandonment and tragedy, a secret wartime affair, and an unexpected ancestor. A DNA test serves only to deepen the mystery.

    • HD
    • 54 Minutes

    Actor Toni Collette delves into the enigma of her grandparents and uncovers a tale of abandonment and tragedy, a secret wartime affair, and an unexpected ancestor. A DNA test serves only to deepen the mystery.

    • HD
    • 54 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Luke Nguyen

    Successful Chef and Restaurateur, Luke Nguyen discovers his Grandfather left behind a wife and child in China when he migrated to Vietnam. Luke searches a remote corner of China to bring this long lost family back into the fold. He then travels to Vietnam and looks into the troubled history of his parents homeland, searching for clues to explain his own painful past.

    • HD
    • 52 Minutes

    Successful Chef and Restaurateur, Luke Nguyen discovers his Grandfather left behind a wife and child in China when he migrated to Vietnam. Luke searches a remote corner of China to bring this long lost family back into the fold. He then travels to Vietnam and looks into the troubled history of his parents homeland, searching for clues to explain his own painful past.

    • HD
    • 52 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    David Wenham

    On the trail of his ancestors, actor David Wenham delves into the mystery behind his fathers fostered childhood and uncovers tales of valour and horror in the trenches of the Great War, the double life of a homecoming hero, and a mothers struggle to stay connected to her son.

    • HD
    • 50 Minutes

    On the trail of his ancestors, actor David Wenham delves into the mystery behind his fathers fostered childhood and uncovers tales of valour and horror in the trenches of the Great War, the double life of a homecoming hero, and a mothers struggle to stay connected to her son.

    • HD
    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Dawn Fraser

    Australia's greatest Olympian Dawn Fraser is on the trail of the grandparents she never knew. She learns, like herself, her grandmother spent time battling officialdom. She also finds her grandfather hailed from Peru. As she delves into her South American heritage she discovers a freedom fighting ancestor who sacrificed everything for his country.

    • G
    • HD
    • 51 Minutes

    Australia's greatest Olympian Dawn Fraser is on the trail of the grandparents she never knew. She learns, like herself, her grandmother spent time battling officialdom. She also finds her grandfather hailed from Peru. As she delves into her South American heritage she discovers a freedom fighting ancestor who sacrificed everything for his country.

    • G
    • HD
    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Peter Rowsthorn

    Comedian Peter Rowsthorn goes in search of convicts amongst his first Australian ancestors and discovers a grandfather he never knew, finding hand written notes written before his mysterious death.

    • HD
    • 51 Minutes

    Comedian Peter Rowsthorn goes in search of convicts amongst his first Australian ancestors and discovers a grandfather he never knew, finding hand written notes written before his mysterious death.

    • HD
    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Greig Pickhaver

    Iconic entertainer Greig Pickhaver, known for his comedic alter ego HG Nelson, investigates the leading characters in his family history. His search uncovers a wanted criminal, on the run from police after a massive fraud and reveals a side to his mother he never knew.

    • HD
    • 53 Minutes

    Iconic entertainer Greig Pickhaver, known for his comedic alter ego HG Nelson, investigates the leading characters in his family history. His search uncovers a wanted criminal, on the run from police after a massive fraud and reveals a side to his mother he never knew.

    • HD
    • 53 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Ray Martin

    A lifetime spent in journalism has seen Ray Martin witness some of the defining moments of his time. Looking into his own history he finds his forbears too were on the frontline of nation shaping events - discovering an ancestor at the scene of Australia's greatest armed rebellion. On his maternal side he walks in the footprints of his indigenous ancestors to solve a long-standing family mystery. And he follows his convict trail back to Ireland to find a notorious bandit with a rebel heart.

    • HD
    • 53 Minutes

    A lifetime spent in journalism has seen Ray Martin witness some of the defining moments of his time. Looking into his own history he finds his forbears too were on the frontline of nation shaping events - discovering an ancestor at the scene of Australia's greatest armed rebellion. On his maternal side he walks in the footprints of his indigenous ancestors to solve a long-standing family mystery. And he follows his convict trail back to Ireland to find a notorious bandit with a rebel heart.

    • HD
    • 53 Minutes
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