Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year war against the establishment, to his eventual demise in 1802 in Parramatta where he was finally beheaded. The program will attempt to expose one of Australia's forgotten histories and an unsung hero of the Bidgigal people of the Dharug language group of Sydney.
In the International Year of Astronomy, astronomers world-wide are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo turning a telescope to the sky and while some Aboriginal artists and elders are learning from astronomers and seeing a western view of their constellations, they in turn are teaching astronomers their stories and ways they have viewed the stars way before Galileo was born. Wardaman Senior elder Bill Yidumduma Harney from Menngen, near Katherine in the NT, was raised by Wardaman lore men and women in the bush, during the assimilation era and taught the spiritual and practical significance of reading the night sky.
This program will look at the ways in which western science intersects with Aboriginal Cosmology, leading us to a deeper understanding of the night sky, gained by learning the practical pointers of the constellations and the guiding spirits that occupy the dark nebulae in between.
This is the story of Gadigal Koori Radio from the inception of Radio Redfern in the late 80's to where it is now with state of the art recording studios and back in it's original position at the site of the old Black Theatre in Cope Street Redfern.
ABC sports commentator, Charlie King is a well known voice in the Northern Territory. Charlie is now using his voice and notoriety to advocate against family violence in Aboriginal communities across the NT and in the past three years has devised a unique and powerful strategy.
Using his love and knowledge of Aussie Rules football he has found a simple language to convey his messages of anti violence, producing remarkable results to help to curb violence within Aboriginal communities so much so, that he was awarded the White Ribbon Day Ambassador for 2009. "We the Problem We the Solution" looks at the history and power of Charlie King's new movement against violence in the hope of spreading his message of "No More" to the hearts and minds of all men across Australia.
The late Michael Riley is one of the most important contemporary Indigenous visual artists of the past two decades. Over his 20 year career he created an impressive body of work ranging from black & white portraiture to film, video and large-scale digital photography. Sights Unseen is an intimate account of Michael’s short but prolific life. Riley not only looked at the world through a different lens he wanted the world to view what he saw. Episode One features Michael’s friends, colleagues and family and shows how a young boy from Dubbo achieved international acclaim through his art and vision.