Tony Robinson: Down Under

November 2016

Episode 6 Still Stroppy Beggars

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Tony looks at how a country founded as a penal colony grew into a nation, meets cartoonist Warren Brown and ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and ponders how the past has influenced the Australia of today

Episode 5 Welcome to Australia

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Tony traces immigration and multi-culturalism in Australia from the early 1800s, telling how the country needed migrants to prosper and bounties were offered for human cargo from the UK and Ireland

Episode 4 Eureka!

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Tony walks in the footsteps of Australia's first inland explorers and discovers how the country's fortunes were turned around by the discovery of gold, which brought commerce, corruption and dissent
October 2016

Episode 3 The People Are Revolting

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Tony recalls how, as early settlers sank their roots deeper into the soils of the new colony, the first rumblings about liberty and freedom grew and the governing authority was increasingly questioned

Episode 2 Against the Odds

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Tony reveals how the first British colony in Australia struggled for survival as the settlers, who had no farmers among their number, battled to find and grow enough food to sustain their community

Episode 1 Race to the End of the World

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Tony asks why Australia remained undiscovered by European maritime nations for so many centuries and finds a man with an incredible theory on who got to Australia first after the indigenous population