Aboriginal Australians thrive and leave their marks on every corner on the driest, inhabited continent on Earth for at least 50,000 years. When 800 British convicts and their guards come to stay, worlds collide.
Nearly 50 years since the arrival of the First Fleet, wool drives British expansion across the continent. Australia begins to break free from its convict shackles and becomes a land of opportunity.
Gold brings new wealth to the Australian colonies but not everyone's prepared to dig for their share. A heroic race across the continent enables the construction of the Overland Telegraph.
Our newly minted nation throws itself into a global conflict, the outcome of which will decide Australia's fate. From the trenches comes invention and audacity.
Australia emerges scarred from the First World War, but also victorious and confident. New technology like planes and radios shrink the continent.
After WWII, peace brings prosperity to Australia. The suburban dream becomes a reality for millions. An Australian-made car changes families and lives.
For the first time in decades, a generation is free from economic depression and conflict. The result? Rebellion sweeps the suburbs and the beaches. The baby boomers transform the nation.
Australia is about to launch itself on the world stage as never before. Elaine Moir's courage saves hundreds of Vietnamese babies.