Australia on Trial

Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, Australia on Trial is a thought‐provoking three‐part series recreating the historic trials that throw light on the Australia of colonial times. These high‐profile and controversial court cases raised major issues of national identity at a time when Australia was evolving from the dominion of the British Empire into a more autonomous federated nation in the late 19th century. But they also raised universal themes and concerns that still resonate in modern‐day Australia.

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Season 1.0

1. The Mount Rennie Outrage (2012-04-05)
2. The Eureka 13 (2012-04-12)
3. Massacre at Myall Creek (2012-04-19)