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First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire. Over seven episodes, First Australians depicts the true stories of individuals - both black and white - caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period of history. The story begins in 1788 in Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishmen (Governor Phillip) and a warrior (Bennelong) and ends in 1992 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia. First Australians chronicles the collision of two worlds and the genesis of a new nation. Written by Blackfella Films Pty Limited

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Incredibly Fascinating
26 December 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you're in the mood for a good documentary series that tells it like it was with descendants relating events, then you're in for a treat. This next paragraph I copied from another site giving a summary of this series.

First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire. Over seven episodes, First Australians depicts the true stories of individuals - both black and white - caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most trans-formative period of history. The story begins in 1788 in Sydney, with the friendship between an Englishmen (Governor Phillip) and a warrior (Bennelong) and ends in 1993 with Koiki Mabo's legal challenge to the foundation of Australia. First Australians chronicles the collision of two worlds and the genesis of a new nation.

Being in the USA, I have not had much of any information about Australia and its' history in any form like this. This seven episode series filled me in quite well ... and was further interesting to view it just after having viewed another fact-based drama and fact-event series, "Against The Wind." I recommend a comparison viewing with these two series so you can draw your own conclusions. This was a topnotch documentary series and I applaud all those involved ... now, if someone will manage to fix the 3rd episode audio sync copy I viewed (lol)! If I could give more than ten stars I would ... definitely a must see!


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