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.